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Discover the Best Clinics and Costs for Nephrectomy in Germany 2024

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While Nephrectomy treatment offers are not be available in Germany, we've selected the TOP offers based on feedback from Bookimed patients.

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Czech Republic, Velke Mezirici
Clinical oncologist - Jan Dolezel
28 years of experience
  • 20+ years of specialized expertise with Dr. Jan Dolezel, a renowned onco-urology specialist with a focus on Da Vinci Robotic Surgery.
  • Internationally recognized qualifications including an MD from Masaryk University, a Ph.D., and specialized training from the University of Strasbourg.
  • Comprehensive care with an all-inclusive package for Robotic Nephrectomy, featuring individual chambers and airport-clinic transfers.
  • Patients benefit from a seven-day hospital stay at St. Zdislava Hospital, with no additional hotel days required.
  • State-of-the-art medical facility at St. Zdislava Hospital, the largest center of robotic surgery in the Czech Republic, with a friendly atmosphere.
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Italy, Rome
Urologist - Pierluigi Bove
25 years of experience
  • Extensive Experience: Dr. Pierluigi Bove has been specializing in robotic surgery since 1999, ensuring a wealth of experience for your Nephrectomy with Da Vinci Robot procedure.
  • Expert Medical Team: At Ospedale San Carlo di Nancy, you'll be cared for by a team of 450 medical professionals, ensuring comprehensive support during your treatment.
  • Comprehensive Care Package: The offer includes consultations with a urologist and an anesthesiologist, preoperative tests, and a private room for your comfort.
  • State-of-the-Art Hospital: Benefit from modern facilities and cutting-edge technology at a hospital trusted by approximately 15,000 patients annually for various treatments.
  • Convenient Hospital Stay: You will have a 6-day stay in the hospital's individual chamber, which is included in the Nephrectomy with Da Vinci Robot treatment plan.
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5.0
Package price
$30350

22 Recent Nephrectomy Reviews in Germany: Check Real Patient Experience

Дмитрий Каминский Дмитриевич Каминский • Kidney cancer
Ukraine
May 10, 2018

Verified review.
"From the bottom of my heart I want to thank Professor Gross, as well as all the staff of the Asclepios clinic in Hamburg for their high professionalism, efficiency, sensitivity and attention to patients
From the bottom of my heart I want to thank Professor Gross, as well as all the staff of the Asclepios clinic in Hamburg for their high professionalism, efficiency, sensitivity and attention to patients. About a month ago left an application on the site bookimed, within an hour I was contacted by coordinator Katerina, immediately offered several clinics specializing in oncourology. The choice fell on Asclepios in Hamburg, in particular, Professor Gross. Within a week, thanks to Katerina's efforts, prof. Gross, determined the tactics of treatment and already in a week there was immediate operation. There were some doubts that the nephrectomy could be performed laparoscopically, but the golden hands of prof. Gross know their business. The postoperative period went smoothly, recovered quickly. During the week of the stay, there were no complaints about the work of the staff: attentive, sensitive and affable. Conditions are more than comfortable. The language barrier was not a problem due to the well-coordinated work of the translators Lydia Goncharenko and Vladimir Fissenko. Separately, I want to once again express my gratitude to coordinator Katerina, who was always in touch, quickly resolved all sorts of difficulties.

Татьяна • Varicocele
Ukraine
Jun 11, 2019

Verified review.
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"Okay happy
Moe stay at the clinic duly honored. Vsi vaccinate respect. Doctors at Vishma luvni rozumni vidovidalni. The chamber is ideal, it is good and strong. Meni was honored and helped in my problem. Okay happy. Antonina., And Barbara that they took care of me. Thank you very much.

Natalia • Consultation with a urologist
Russian Federation
Feb 13, 2020

Verified review.
None
A little disappointing (quick answers and little time for the patient)

Abdul Kareem Shanti • Urology
United States of America
Jun 22, 2019

Verified review.
Thank you for this wonderful opportunity to get my life back!
The whole experience was excellent! The medical team was extremely professional and Dr.Gross, the urologist I met, gave me several options for treatment and together we decided on a path to take if any of the options fail. He was very clear and understanding, and his english was exceptional. Thank you for this wonderful opportunity to get my life back! Dr.Shevchuk was extremely friendly and professional; one of the most caring people I've ever dealt with. She was always ready to help, and even went out of her way to find solutions for me. Dr.Lynnyk was communicating with me regularly and efficiently, making things easier for me during my trip.
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Dr.Shevchuk was extremely friendly and professional; one of the most caring people I've ever dealt with. She was always ready to help, and even went out of her way to find solutions for me. Dr.Lynnyk was communicating with me regularly and efficiently, making things easier for me during my trip.

Игорь • Urology
Ukraine
Jun 10, 2019

Verified review.
The results exceeded my expectations
Everything was great! All at the highest level! The stay in the clinic was effective and comfortable.

Bobitan • MRI of one area
Romania
May 24, 2019

Verified review.
I am very good impressed about this visit
Here is my feed-back for the visit to Praxis Dr. Kaminski at Dr. Michael Wenders: I have been awaited for that visit as scheduled. I was received in profesional manner, being asked about my medical status. Then, the medical consultation followed in which I received informations about my topic and specific investigations where performed. Based on these, a medical treatement was discussed. I am very good impressed about this visit. Thank you for helping me having it. Best regards, Radu

Najibullah • Urethral stricture
Denmark
Apr 17, 2019

Verified review.
My results were better than expected
Prof. Gross seems very competent. The hospital was big with a lot of patients. I’m happy I had Lidia with me to guide.
About Bookimed service
Anna is the best! Caring, professional and very helpful!

Anonymous • Prostate cancer
Switzerland
Feb 13, 2019

Verified review.
"The professor was great, took his time to explain and answer my questions
Excellent service from Bookimed medical doctor's assistance, the medical coordinator in clinic and everything went very well. The professor was great, took his time to explain and answer my questions.

Без имени • Prostatitis
United Kingdom
Jun 24, 2018

Verified review.
We were very pleasantly surprised about the quality of their services
Dr. Gross was amazing and our medical coordinator was very helpful. We received all the information requested prior to the consultation and Dr. Gross is truly a leading urologist, an expert passionate about his job. We travelled from Romania to Germany and we were very pleasantly surprised about the quality of their services.

Andrey Zhuk • Prostatitis
Ukraine
Aug 7, 2019

Verified review.
The doctor is very experienced and caring
All is good. Service is kl_nika is good

Nephrectomy Overview in Germany

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85%
Surgery Time - 3 hours
Stay in the country - 10 days
Rehabilitation - 4 days
Anesthesia - General anesthesia
Verified patient reviews - 22
Requests processed - 10917
Bookimed fees - $0
Types of Nephrectomy
  • The operation is a minimally invasive technique to remove a kidney, resulting in shorter recovery time and less pain.

  • The procedure uses robotic assistance for kidney removal, ensuring precision, minimal invasiveness, and a quicker recovery.

  • This procedure removes kidney tumors while saving healthy tissue, minimizing risk and promoting quicker recovery.

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Step-by-Step Roadmap

Day 1

  • Transfer from airport to clinic.
  • Settle into your individual chamber.

Day 2

  • Consultation with a urologist and anesthesiologist.
  • Complete necessary pre-operative tests and examinations.

Day 3

  • Preparation for surgery, including fasting from midnight.

Day 4

  • Nephrectomy process under general anesthesia.
  • Expect surgery duration between 2-3 hours.

Day 5-7

  • Post-operative care in the clinic.
  • Monitoring of vital signs and wound care.

Week 2

  • Gradually resume light activities.
  • Follow-up consultation with the urologist.

Week 3-4

  • Continue with light activities.
  • Gradual return to work.

Week 5-6

  • May resume moderate activities.
  • Follow-up consultation with the urologist.

Week 7-8

  • Gradual return to normal routines.
  • Expected to see final results.

Please note that each patient"s recovery timeline might vary depending on individual health conditions and the complexity of the surgical procedure.

How much is Nephrectomy cost in Germany? Find Out Now

updated 2/25/2024
The average price of Nephrectomy in Germany is $20866, the minimum price is $8671, and the maximum price is $30350.
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A nephrectomy is the surgical removal (resection) of a kidney. It is prescribed for tumors or chronic inflammatory diseases, when the body stops working properly and negatively affects the entire body.

  • Complete and partial resection of the kidney is possible. In world practice, doctors always try to save part of the organ. At the same time, they remove even large tumors up to 4, and sometimes up to 7 cm. A well-performed partial resection allows you to cope with the disease and preserve kidney function. You will receive effective treatment and save both kidneys.
  • Nephrectomy is performed by an open method, laparoscopically or using a Da Vinci robot. In international practice, open surgery, which requires a large incision (15-20 cm), is rarely performed by doctors. This method is considered too traumatic, with a high risk of postoperative complications, a long and painful rehabilitation period. Modern medical technologies make it possible to remove the kidney laparoscopically (through 3-4 thin punctures up to 1 cm) or on a Da Vinci robot. At the same time, you will spend only 2-3 days in the hospital and will be able to return to your usual way of life.
  • Consider the experience of the surgeon. A kidney tumor is a rare disease, so not every doctor has enough experience in performing a complete or partial resection. If you have been recommended such an operation, pay attention to the qualifications of the surgeon. Not only his experience is important, but also the number of surgical interventions performed by him, their success, skills in performing laparoscopic nephrectomy or kidney removal on the Da Vinci robot.

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Discover the Best Nephrectomy Clinics in Germany: 8 Verified Options and Prices
Check the hospital ranking based on requests and 22 reviews to pick the right Nephrectomy clinic for you.
Asklepios Hospital Barmbek
Highest-Rated Clinic for Nephrectomy
Germany, Hamburg
4.5
Excellent
• 112 reviews

Asklepios Hospital Barmbek is a clinic No. 1 for foreign patients according to the Medical Travel Quality Alliance, the international organization for medical tourism.

The Hospital is a multidisciplinary medical center. It is a part of Asklepios Kliniken, the most significant German hospitals' network.

Asklepios Barmbek specializes in Oncology, Oncohematology, Surgery, and Pulmonology.

80,000 patients from Germany and other countries worldwide receive treatment annually here.

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accreditations:

International Organization for Standardization certificate for Asklepios Hospital Barmbek
Medical Travel Quality Alliance certificate for Asklepios Hospital Barmbek
TOP German hospital according to 2019 Focus ranking certificate for Asklepios Hospital Barmbek
Дмитрий Каминский Дмитриевич Каминский • May 10, 2018
From the bottom of my heart I want to thank Professor Gross, as well as all the staff of the Asclepios clinic in Hamburg for their high professionalism, efficiency, sensitivity and attention to patients. About a month ago left an application on the site bookimed, within an hour I was contacted by coordinator Katerina, immediately offered several clinics specializing in oncourology. The choice fell on Asclepios in Hamburg, in particular, Professor Gross. Within a week, thanks to Katerina's efforts, prof. Gross, determined the tactics of treatment and already in a week there was immediate operation. There were some doubts that the nephrectomy could be performed laparoscopically, but the golden hands of prof. Gross know their business. The postoperative period went smoothly, recovered quickly. During the week of the stay, there were no complaints about the work of the staff: attentive, sensitive and affable. Conditions are more than comfortable. The language barrier was not a problem due to the well-coordinated work of the translators Lydia Goncharenko and Vladimir Fissenko. Separately, I want to once again express my gratitude to coordinator Katerina, who was always in touch, quickly resolved all sorts of difficulties.
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Nordwest Clinic (Krankenhaus)
Germany, Frankfurt am Main
4.4
Good
• 50 reviews

Nordwest Krankenhaus is a multi specialized medical institution, a leading hospital in Germany due to development of innovations, such as 3D ultrasound, anticancer vaccines in targeted therapy. It comprises 5 research institutes and 11 specialized centers.

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TÜV AG Сompany Research & Investing Certificate certificate for Nordwest Clinic (Krankenhaus)
TOP German hospital according to 2019 Focus ranking certificate for Nordwest Clinic (Krankenhaus)
World's Best Hospitals 2021 by Newsweek certificate for Nordwest Clinic (Krankenhaus)
Роман • Apr 6, 2022
Good clinic, attentive professor. Everything was done quickly. Russian-speaking staff, met at the station. I was taken to the hotel and to the clinic.
4.4
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Medical Center in Solingen
Germany, Solingen
4.6
Excellent
• 52 reviews

Solingen Municipal Hospital/Academic Hospital of the University of Cologne is among top clinics in Germany according to Focus magazine - one of the most widely circulated German editions. Städtisches Klinikum Solingen is a certified medical institution treating over 60,000 patients per year.

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Best doctor for herniated disc treatment certificate for Medical Center in Solingen
German Cancer Society certificate for Medical Center in Solingen
Shima • Aug 30, 2022
My mother was admitted to Solingen Hospital for brain tumor removal. We were blessed to have a super professional and amazing surgeon and surgical team. Post operation cares both at IC and ward (station E51) were very well organised and handled professionally and with a lot of care and kindness.
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Helios Hospital Berlin Buch
Germany, Berlin
4.6
Excellent
• 84 reviews

Helios Berlin-Buch is the largest and modern hospital in the capital of Germany.

It is included in the best German centers list in 2018 according to the Focus magazine ranking.

94% of patients recommend Helios Berlin-Buch for diagnostics and treatment.

Key specialties of the hospital are oncology and surgical oncology, orthopedics, neurosurgery, and obesity treatment.

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International Organization for Standardization certificate for Helios Hospital Berlin Buch
TOP German hospital according to 2019 Focus ranking certificate for Helios Hospital Berlin Buch
World's Best Hospitals 2021 by Newsweek certificate for Helios Hospital Berlin Buch
Виктор • Dec 18, 2021
The clinic and the professor are just BEAUTIFUL !!! It is a pity that in our countries not everyone can afford treatment there. Sorry, but this is sincere.
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Nordrhein-Westfalen Clinic Complex
Germany, Duisburg
5
Excellent
• 5 reviews

The North Rhine-Westphalia Association includes 5 hospitals located not far from Düsseldorf (Germany).

Doctors of the network conduct treatment in 27 specialties. The strongest are oncology, robotic surgery, orthopedics, cardiology, urology, and gynecology.

The Heart Center of the Association is the largest in Germany. It is the place where pilots of civil aviation undergo heart check-ups.

Each year, more than 100,000 outpatients and 45,000 inpatients are treated in the hospitals of Association.

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German Cancer Society certificate for Nordrhein-Westfalen Clinic Complex
Cooperation for transparency and quality in the health service  certificate for Nordrhein-Westfalen Clinic Complex
Jagar • Jul 13, 2021
The Hospital was really clean, well organized and the staff were friendly and very helpfull.
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Asklepios Altona Clinic
Germany, Hamburg
4
Good
• 1 review

Asklepios Klinik Altona is a university hospital of Hamburg, one of the oldest medical facilities in Northern Germany. The medical center belongs to the hospitals’ group of Asklepios Kliniken. Asklepios Altona Hamburg specializes in robotic surgery, gastroenterology, abdominal surgery, neurology, and oncology specialties.

95,000 patients get treatment annually here.

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World's Best Hospitals 2021 by Newsweek certificate for Asklepios Altona Clinic
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Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin
Germany, Berlin
3
Average
• 3 reviews

Charité is the most famous university hospital in the whole Europe which was founded yet in 1710. The majority of patients choosing treatment in Germany prefer this clinic because of its high popularity and good reviews. International patients are not a priority for Charité, so patients from other countries should be prepared for long terms of application processing and absence of foreign patients reception service.

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German Cancer Society certificate for Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin
TOP German hospital according to 2019 Focus ranking certificate for Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin
World's Best Hospitals 2021 by Newsweek certificate for Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin
World's Best Hospitals 2022 by Newsweek certificate for Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin
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Ботагоз • Aug 23, 2019
I liked the doctor and staff, everything is fine
3
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Bremen-Mitte Clinic
Germany, Bremen
4.2
Good
• 37 reviews

Klinikum Bremen-Mitte is a multidisciplinary hospital included in the network of medical centers Gesundheit Nord (Nord Klinik Allianz). Bremen-Mitte specializes in oncology, orthopedics, surgery, neurology, and neurosurgery.

In 2015-2016, Focus magazine, an authoritative German edition, included the hospital in the TOP of the leading medical institutions in Germany. The rating is based on patients’ reviews and doctors’ qualifications.

40,000 patients choose Klinikum Bremen-Mitte for treatment every year.

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International Organization for Standardization certificate for Bremen-Mitte Clinic
TOP German hospital according to 2019 Focus ranking certificate for Bremen-Mitte Clinic
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Дмитрий • Sep 1, 2021
We didn't go to the clinic. We only had a consultation. I'm happy with everything
4.2
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Andreas Gross
Germany, Hamburg
Andreas Gross
Urological surgeon
Asklepios Hospital Barmbek
Prof. Andreas Gross is a Chief Physician of the Urology Department in Barmbek Asklepios Hospital. He is a TOP German urologist specialized in treatment of prostate cancer, bladder cancer, renal cancer, testicular cancer, benign enlargement of the prostate, urinary calculi, etc. The Doctor was recognized as one of the leading specialists of Germany in the field of urology and nephrology by authoritative medical site leadingmedicineguide. Prof. Andreas Gross together with his team provides an effective therapy for all kinds of urological diseases in men, women and children applying minimally invasive operations and complex surgical intervention at the highest level. Among them are HIFU (high intensity focused ultrasound), TUR (transurethral resection), laparoscopic partial resection of kidney (only tumor is removed and renal function is maintained), ESWL (extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy) for gentle crushing of urinary calculi, etc. The main principle of Prof. Andreas Gross and his team is: "not every patient has to undergo surgery". That is why specialists of the Urology Department focus on an effective therapies and prefer conducting organ-preserving operations. Read more
Sebastian Melchior
Germany, Bremen
Sebastian Melchior
Urological surgeon
28 years of experience
Bremen-Mitte Clinic
Prof. Sebastian Melchior is the chief physician, head of the urology and nephrology clinic. Specializes in robotic surgery. The doctor was included in the list of the best urologists of Germany according to Focus magazine in 2015. Dr. Melchior has over 20 years of practical experience in tumor surgery. Expertise In 1995, the doctor graduated from the Johann Gutenberg Medical University, specializing in urology. Sebastian passed an internship at Harvard (Boston, USA), participated in research at the University of Washington (Seattle, USA). From 1996 to 2003, Sebastian Melchior worked as the head physician of the Department of Urology at the University of Johann Gutenberg. From 2003 to 2007, the doctor held the post of vice-president of the Department of Urology at the University named after Johann Gutenberg. From 2007 to the present day, the doctor supervises Urology and Nephrology Department at Bremen Mitte Hospital. Received a scientific degree of a professor of urology in 2011. Scientific activities Professor explores new methods for tumor treatment in the genitourinary system. Sebastian Melchior is the author of 10 scientific publications. Make an appointment The duration of consultation is up to 1 hour. During the consultation, the doctor will collect disease anamnesis, examine medical records and diagnostics results. After that, he will assign necessary examinations. Based on their results, the professor will compose an effective treatment plan. If MRI and CT results that a patient brought with them are qualitative and informative, additional tomography is not needed. To get an appointment with Sebastian Melchior, submit a request on the website. Bookimed Medical Doctor will contact you to adjust convenient time and date of the consultation. Get a Second Medical Opinion You don’t need to go to Germany for the consultation. Prof. Melchior provides remote consultations. If your diagnosis and treatment plan are in doubt or you want to receive recommendations from a well-known doctor, get a second opinion. Read more
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Germany, Frankfurt am Main
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Interdisciplinary Urooncology Frankfurt am Main eV
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Prof. Dr. Eduard Becht is a Urologist in Germany with 41 years of experience, who has been awarded an honorary doctorate from the Kapodiastrias University of Athens. His key takeaways include: Chairman of the association "Interdisciplinary Urooncology Frankfurt am the Main eV" Graduated from Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz in 1972 Completed his doctorate at the Medical Clinic, Nephrology Department of the same university in 1980 Acts as a lecturer at the Goethe University in Frankfurt am Main since 1994 Focus on areas such as Urological oncology, Minimally invasive treatment of prostate cancer, Organ-preserving kidney tumor operation, Treatment of prostate adenoma, Reconstructive urology, Urethral Surgery, Pediatric urology, Kidney stone treatment, etc. More than 100 scientific papers under his credit Read more
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FAQ about Nephrectomy in Germany

Nephrectomy - what is it?

A nephrectomy is the surgical removal of a kidney. This is a radical procedure that is performed strictly under general anesthesia. If it is possible to leave part of the kidney, the doctor performs an incomplete nephrectomy or resection . It is important to know that this operation is possible only if the second kidney is absolutely healthy.

Types of nephrectomy

Depending on the method of carrying out, nephrectomy is divided into several types:

  • open nephrectomy;
  • laparoscopic surgery;
  • nephrectomy with robotic da Vinci system.

Open (cavitary) nephrectomy

Abdominal removal of the kidney is performed through an oblique incision in the lumbar region, the patient lies on a healthy side. By dissecting the tissues in layers, the surgeon reaches the kidney and separates it from the fatty capsule. Next, the organ is brought to the surface, the doctor bandages the ureter with adjacent vessels and excised them together with the renal pedicle. Having freed the organ from fixation, the surgeon removes it, sutures the surgical field in layers and applies a sterile bandage.

The duration of an open nephrectomy is 2-3 hours.

Laparoscopic kidney removal

The surgeon makes 3-4 punctures on the anterior and lateral surfaces of the abdominal wall (each 1 cm in diameter). Through them, a special instrument is inserted - a laparoscope with a camera for visualization and control of the operation. The doctor removes the kidney with the renal pedicle, ureter and blood vessels.

Laparoscopic nephrectomy is technically much more complicated than open surgery, but it has a number of advantages :


  • short rehabilitation period;
  • reduced postoperative pain syndrome;
  • absence of a large suture/scar in the patient.

Robotic surgery with Da Vinci

Specialists of foreign clinics are increasingly performing nephrectomy using the Da Vinci robotic unit . First of all, with its help, it is possible to carry out the most organ-preserving operation - to remove only a part of the affected kidney.

Today, the Da Vinci robot is the “gold standard” for nephrectomy. In the course of its implementation, the doctor controls the "hands" of the robot and makes punctures no larger than 1 cm. The duration of the robotic operation is about 2 hours, and the subsequent stay in the hospital is a maximum of 3 days.

Benefits of robotic nephrectomy with Da Vinci :


  • minimal blood loss and trauma during surgery;
  • low likelihood of complications;
  • short rehabilitation period (3-4 days), reduced pain syndrome;
  • absence of scars on the body after surgery.
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