What are the types of nephrectomy?

There are two types of nephrectomy for a diseased kidney: partial and radical. In partial nephrectomy, only the diseased or injured portion of the kidney is removed.

When can I go back to work after kidney removal?

You will probably need to take 4 to 6 weeks off from work. It depends on the type of work you do and how you feel. You may be able to take showers (unless you have a drainage tube near your incisions). If you have a drainage tube, follow your doctor’s instructions to empty and care for it.

What is nephrectomy position?

For laparoscopic nephrectomy, the patient is initially positioned supine for IV access, induction of general anesthesia and endotracheal intubation. A bladder catheter and nasogastric tube is placed for decompression of the bladder and stomach prior to insufflation.

How long is a nephrectomy surgery?

This surgery is done in the hospital while you are asleep and pain-free (general anesthesia). The procedure can take 3 or more hours. Simple nephrectomy or open kidney removal: You will be lying on your side.

How long are you in the hospital after a nephrectomy?

What happens after a nephrectomy? You will need to stay in the hospital for one to five days after surgery. How long you stay in the hospital depends on what type of nephrectomy you had. Your healthcare team will monitor your blood pressure, electrolytes and fluid levels.

How long do you stay in the hospital after having a kidney removed?

You will stay in the hospital for 1 to 7 days, depending on the type of surgery you have. During a hospital stay, you may: Be asked to sit on the side of the bed and walk on the same day of your surgery. Have a tube or catheter that comes from your bladder.

Is removing a kidney a big operation?

Removing part or all of a kidney is a very serious procedure, and doctors consider it a last resort to preserving your health.

How long is recovery from nephrectomy?

How long does it take to recover from a radical nephrectomy? Full recovery, including the ability to lift and engage in strenuous activities, may take up to six weeks.

How long is hospital stay after nephrectomy?

How long can you live after nephrectomy?

The predicted survival improvement for patients treated with partial nephrectomy was 5.6 (95% CI, 1.9-9.3), 11.8 (95% CI, 3.9-19.7), and 15.5 (95% CI, 5.0-26.0) percentage points at 2, 5, and 8 years following surgery, respectively.