Nephrectomy is the medical term for kidney surgery, which a surgeon may perform should a patient be diagnosed with kidney cancer. This procedure once entailed the complete removal of the kidney, but with recent medical advancements, surgeons can successfully remove only the cancerous region of the organ while leaving the functional section intact. This affords the patient an improved opportunity to use the remaining part of the kidney. To make nephrectomy a less invasive procedure and improve recovery rates, surgeons can also take advantage of robotic surgery methods that demand smaller incisions and less trauma to healthy tissues. Studies indicate that robotic assisted surgeries allow patients to heal more quickly from their procedures with fewer postoperative complications.
Could you be a candidate for robotic assisted nephrectomy? To find out, call Brandon Regional Hospital today at (888) 327-2636. We offer robotic surgery services for many invasive treatment processes, including hysterectomy and kidney surgery.