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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.
The procedure is performed under general anesthesia, and a catheter to drain urine from the bladder is used.
The procedure to remove the kidney can be performed with a laparoscope (a thin, flexible tube inserted through an incision) or via an open surgery. After the kidney is removed, the wound is closed.
The patient needs to avoid food, drink or certain medications before a nephrectomy.
Reviewed by: Felix I Ramirez-Seijas, MD
This page was last updated on: July 28, 2022 04:26 PM
The Division of Nephrology at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital treats kidney disorders and provides comprehensive evaluation of renal functions, including kidney biopsies.
When the kidneys are suddenly damaged and cannot perform their normal function of removing extra fluid, salts, waste and toxins from the blood, the condition is known as acute kidney injury.