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Nephrectomy is the surgical removal of a kidney. more at Wikipedia

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Overall, 93% (161 Members) find Nephrectomy helpful
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Nephrectomy Reviews

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Kidney removed in 1990. He was cancer free until July 2008
Tim had a Laparscopic nephrectomy Nov 17th 2008, his left kidney was removed, along with adrenal gland, 8 lymph nodes & fatty tissue, all had cancer involvement. So far the surgery is a sucuss, no new growth in 5 years in this area.
my tumor was removed laproscopy. I am still in a little pain across back and abdomen. The pain in the shoulders was the worse I was told this is where the gas escapes when they fill you up with gas. The doctor said he got it all.
It removed the tumor
I Lost my left kidney afew year,s ago due to chronic pylonephritus,i,d had a stone as a kid which they removed,saving the kidney,then i had nothink but trouble with the kidney and it had to be removedmi felt great after the op,but sadly i developed more problems and now find i have a tumour and am awaiting a partial nephrectomy i hope!
Partial Right Nephrectomy. I was up an playing Soccer for my team in 1 month. Surgery wan't too bad but the emotional roller coster has been a nightmare. I am trying to just "Let go and Let GOD". I'm not to good at giving up control.
NIH physicians were great and I'm doing well.
Sugery went well. All margins were clear.
cancer has not spread to area around kidney as of yet has been 2 years since removal
Surgery went well, no lasting side effects.
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Discussions

  1. Advice: pregnancy after nephrectomy?
    Does anyone have experience with being pregnant after having a nephrectomy? My doctors can't seem to agree with each other on the subject. My urologis... [More]
  2. Discussion: Possible Nephrectomy?
    I have PKD and had to have my kidneys removed because of constant infection, hematuria and chronic pain. If you didn't have a transplant, I'd say kee... [More]
  3. Discussion: Possible Nephrectomy?
    I had bilateral nephrectomies 3 years ago after being hospitalized 10x in 2 years with recurrent UTIs and pyelonephritis of my transplant. It was not... [More]
  4. Discussion: Possible Nephrectomy?
    make no mistake, a transplant is a day at the beach compared with a nephrectomy. like you I had frequent infections, at least 3 after my transplant. ... [More]
  5. Discussion: Possible Nephrectomy?
    I have had a very successful live donor kidney transplant for the past five years. The new kidney is performing like a charm. My only problem is that ... [More]