Hand Assisted Laparoscopic Cryoablation of the Kidney is a procedure done under general anesthesia in the hospital for kidney cancer. Although sometimes the entire kidney needs to be removed, ocassionally only a small portion of the kidney is involved. This part of the kidney can be isolated and "frozen" thus killing the cancer tissue but leaving as much "good" kidney tissue as possible. We can perform the surgery on many patients using the Hand Assisted Laparoscopic Technique. Using this technique can lessen postoperative pain, shorten hospital stays for a quicker recovery.
Hand Assisted Laparoscopic Nephrectomy (HALN) is a procedure done under general anesthesia in the hospital for kidney cancer. Although sometimes open surgery is needed to remove a kidney for cancer (or even occasionally benign diseases), now we can perform the surgery on many patients using several small incisions. Through these small incisions telescopes and the operator's hand can be placed in the abdomen to remove the kidney that is affected with less postoperative pain, shorter hospital stays and quicker recovery times.
Your doctor can treat your condition doing either a partial or complete kidney removal and in many cases this is done laparoscopically.
Partial Nephrectomy is a procedure where just the abnormal portion of the kidney is removed maintaining as much of the noncancerous portion of the kidney as possible.