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Hand-assisted laparoscopic nephrectomy

Hand-assisted laparoscopic nephrectomy

Hand-assisted laparoscopic nephrectomy: Hand-assisted laparoscopic nephrectomy is a minimally invasive surgery to remove a kidney. A tiny video camera (laparoscope) and a surgical instrument are inserted through two small "keyhole" incisions and the surgeon's hand through a 3.5 inch incision to remove the kidney. The hand-assisted approach is optimized for kidney tumors 3 to 10 centimeters in diameter.

Diseases And Conditions Treated: Hand-assisted laparoscopic nephrectomy

These diseases and conditions may be treated with the surgical procedure Hand-assisted laparoscopic nephrectomy:

  • Kidney tumor
  • Kidney cancer (transitional cell)
  • Kidney transplant donation

Non-Surgical Options: Hand-assisted laparoscopic nephrectomy

These non-surgical medical options may be possible alternative treatments to performing Hand-assisted laparoscopic nephrectomy:

  • Dialysis (for acute or end stage kidney disease)

Other Surgical Options: Hand-assisted laparoscopic nephrectomy

Surgical procedure options to consider as an alternative for Hand-assisted laparoscopic nephrectomy may include these surgeries:

  • Nephrectomy-open

Anesthetic Requirements for Hand-assisted laparoscopic nephrectomy

These surgical anesthetic requirements for the procedure Hand-assisted laparoscopic nephrectomy may include:

Procedure Complications: Hand-assisted laparoscopic nephrectomy

Possible surgical complications of Hand-assisted laparoscopic nephrectomy may include:

Hand-assisted laparoscopic nephrectomy: Recovery Time

Recovery period for Hand-assisted laparoscopic nephrectomy: Two to three weeks.

Hand-assisted laparoscopic nephrectomy: Other Names

Other names for this medical surgical procedures (Hand-assisted laparoscopic nephrectomy) include:

  • HAL nephrectomy

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