What is a Nephrectomy?
A Nephrectomy is a surgical procedure to remove all or part of a kidney.
A nephrectomy may be performed to treat kidney cancer or to remove a seriously damaged or diseased kidney.
What is the Purpose of a Nephrectomy?
A surgeon performs a nephrectomy either to remove a diseased kidney or to harvest a healthy kidney intended for an organ transplant.
Reasons why a Nephrectomy is needed, include:
- A damaged kidney
- A kidney that is no longer functioning properly
- Cancer in the kidney
- Donating your kidney