Post nephrectomy


Introduction This leaflet has been designed to help you to recover following a nephrectomy (kidney removal). Wound Care Your wound (also called your incision sites) will be covered with film dressings. Your nurse will change these before you go home and advise you on how long to leave them on. This will normally be for a further 3 days. Once …

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Laparoscopic nephrectomy


What is Laparoscopic Nephrectomy? Laparoscopic Nephrectomy is a minimal invasive procedure or ‘key-hole surgery’ to remove a kidney which was traditionally done by the ‘open’ method. It involves the use of a three or four ‘ports’ or cuts about 1cm each which allows access to the organ. A thin tube with a light and a camera on the end and …

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