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Understanding Nephrectomy

Nephrectomy is a surgical procedure used to remove part or all of a kidney. It may be performed for various reasons, including the treatment of kidney cancer, severe kidney damage, kidney stones, or complications from kidney disease. Nephrectomy can be partial (removing only a portion of the kidney) or radical (removing the entire kidney).

Preparation and Procedure

At Neo TrueNorth, we prioritize patient safety and well-being during nephrectomy. The procedure typically involves the following steps:

  • Preoperative Evaluation: Prior to surgery, the patient will undergo a comprehensive evaluation, including medical history review, physical examination, imaging studies (such as CT scans or MRI), and laboratory tests to assess kidney function and overall health.

  • Anesthesia: Nephrectomy is performed under general anesthesia to ensure the patient’s comfort and pain control during the procedure.

  • Surgical Approach: Depending on the type of nephrectomy (partial or radical) and the patient’s specific condition, the surgeon may use a traditional open approach or minimally invasive techniques such as laparoscopy or robotic-assisted surgery.

  • Kidney Removal: During the procedure, the surgeon carefully disconnects the blood vessels and ureter (the tube that carries urine from the kidney to the bladder) connected to the affected kidney. The kidney is then removed from the body through a small incision or port.

  • Closure: After the kidney is removed, the incisions are closed with sutures or surgical staples, and the area is bandaged to promote healing.

Why Choose Neo TrueNorth for Nephrectomy?

  • Expert Surgical Team: Our team of experienced surgeons specializes in nephrectomy procedures, utilizing advanced techniques and technology to provide safe and effective treatment for kidney conditions.

  • Individualized Treatment Plans: We offer personalized treatment plans tailored to each patient’s specific needs, medical history, and treatment goals.

  • Comprehensive Care: We provide comprehensive preoperative evaluation, surgical care, and postoperative follow-up to ensure the best possible outcomes for our patients.

  • State-of-the-Art Facilities: Neo TrueNorth is equipped with state-of-the-art surgical facilities and advanced imaging technology, ensuring the highest standards of safety, precision, and effectiveness in nephrectomy procedures.

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