Get answers to your Kidney Transplant questions.
Nephrectomy; Simple nephrectomy; Radical nephrectomy; Open nephrectomy; Laparoscopic nephrectomy; Partial nephrectomy
Always tell your doctor or nurse:
During the days before the surgery:
On the day of the surgery:
You will stay in the hospital for 2 to 7 days, depending on the type of the surgery you have. During a hospital stay, you may:
Recovering from open surgery may be painful because of where the surgical cut is. Recovery after a laparoscopic procedure is usually quicker, with less pain.
Novick AC. Open surgery of the kidney. In: Wein AJ, ed. Campbell-Walsh Urology. 9th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Saunders Elsevier; 2007:chap 50.
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