Radical kidney removal is intended for patients with organ-restricted or locally advanced kidney cancer - no metastases to other organs or tissues.
Nephrectomy is an operation that aims to exclude a diseased kidney. Depending on the patient's state of health and the degree of dissemination of the disease, the procedure can be carried out using two methods: classical open technique or laparoscopic kidney removal. In open surgery, a subcostal (left or right) incision is used. In addition to the organ involved in cancer, the surrounding fatty tissue is also excised. Your doctor may also need to remove your adrenal gland during surgery.
Laparoscopic nephrectomy is a technique of minimally invasive surgery, involving the introduction into the abdominal cavity of surgical instruments and a video camera through small incisions of 0.5-2cm and assessing the changed organ and removing it. The advantage of this treatment technique is the shorter recovery time of the patient and the lower number of postoperative complications.