Nephrectomy is a surgical procedure performed to remove a kidney, either partially or completely. It may be indicated for various reasons, including benign or malignant tumors, kidney damage, kidney donation, or other medical conditions. As a part of the Department of Uro-Oncology at Sterling Hospitals, nephrectomy is a specialized surgical procedure performed by experienced urologists to treat kidney-related conditions.
Indications for nephrectomy may include:
Types of nephrectomy may include:
Recovery after nephrectomy depends on the type of surgery and the patient's overall health. It may involve a hospital stay of a few days, pain management, monitoring of kidney function, and gradual resumption of normal activities. In some cases, additional treatments such as chemotherapy or radiation therapy may be recommended after nephrectomy for cancer. Regular follow-up appointments and monitoring are essential for long-term management.
The Department of Uro-Oncology at Sterling Hospitals is equipped with state-of-the-art facilities and a multidisciplinary team of urologists, oncologists, and other healthcare professionals who work together to provide comprehensive care for patients requiring nephrectomy. Individualized treatment plans, meticulous surgical techniques, and personalized care are the hallmarks of the department, ensuring the best possible outcomes for patients undergoing nephrectomy or other uro-oncological procedures.