What is nephrectomy?

Also known as: kidney removal.

Nephrectomy is the medical term for the surgical removal of a kidney. It’s done in the case of kidney failure, a kidney transplant, cancer or other reasons. All or just part of the kidney may be removed.

Reviewed by: Felix I Ramirez-Seijas, MD

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