A cutting-edge procedure, robotic kidney surgery provides patients an alternate surgical procedure that reduces pain, recovery time and risks. Robotic kidney surgery, also called a robotic nephrectomy or robotic partial nephrectomy, is a common treatment for kidney cancer and other conditions affecting the kidney
Traditional surgical procedure requires a lengthy incision up to 12 inches long. This increases the risk of infection, bleeding, injury to surrounding organs and hernia. Minimally invasive kidney surgery requires only a few small incisions to perform the procedure. This reduces the amount of trauma inflicted on the patient’s body and results in less pain and quicker recovery.
Like minimally invasive kidney surgery, robotic kidney surgery requires only small incisions. This is the general way the surgery is performed:
- Surgeons insert specialized tools and a camera through small incisions to reach the kidney.
- The surgeon visualizes the kidney on a computer screen and performs the surgery using a robotic arm.
- His or her movements are made more precise to avoid damaging surrounding organs and to remove only the exact tissue necessary.
- The kidney is removed through a slightly larger incision that measures around four inches.
- The incisions are sutured closed.
Robotic kidney surgery is only preformed at a select number of hospitals in the world. Florida Hospital remains on the cutting edge of robotic technology to provide the highest level of care for our patients. Our robotics surgery team features some of the top medical professionals in the world, working together to provide you and your family with compassionate, expert care.
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