Kidney Removal Surgical Procedure Pre Op

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Kidney removal, or nephrectomy, is surgery to remove all or part of a kidney. It may involve:

  • Part of one kidney removed (partial nephrectomy)
  • All of one kidney removed (simple nephrectomy)
  • Removal of one entire kidney, surrounding lymph nodes, and the adrenal gland (radical nephrectomy)

Alternative Names

Nephrectomy; Simple nephrectomy; Radical nephrectomy; Open nephrectomy; Laparoscopic nephrectomy; Partial nephrectomy


This surgery is done in the hospital while you are asleep...

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