A minimally invasive procedure, hand-assisted
laparoscopic nephrectomy involves the removal of a kidney. To perform the
procedure, laparoscopic instruments and the surgeon’s hand are inserted through
the abdominal cavity through two small incisions and one larger incision. This
approach is optimized for kidney tumors that range from three to ten
centimeters in diameter.
Treated with Hand-Assisted Laparoscopic Nephrectomy:
Hand-assisted laparoscopic nephrectomy may be
utilized in cases of kidney tumors, kidney cancer and kidney transplant
Dialysis may be utilized for some types of kidney disease
as a non-surgical alternative to hand-assisted laparoscopic nephrectomy. An
open nephrectomy is a surgical alternative to the procedure.
with Hand-Assisted Laparoscopic Nephrectomy:
Hand-assisted laparoscopic nephrectomy is performed
under general anesthesia, which means that the patient is asleep and completely
unaware during the procedure.
Complications from Hand-Assisted Laparoscopic Nephrectomy:
Possible risks following hand-assisted laparoscopic
nephrectomy include infection, bleeding, incisional hernia and a negative
reaction to the anesthesia. It is also possible for other organs to be injured.
from Hand-Assisted Laparoscopic Nephrectomy:
Total recovery from
hand-assisted laparoscopic nephrectomy takes two to three weeks.