How long does a robotic Nephroureterectomy take?

How long does a robotic Nephroureterectomy take?

Laparoscopic and robotic nephroureterectomy requires that patients undergo a general anesthesia. While operative time varies from one individual to another, the average operating time is approximately 3-4 hours.

What can I expect after a Nephroureterectomy?

After you are discharged, you should avoid driving for two weeks after the procedure. It is very important for you to take it easy for six weeks (or as instructed by your doctor) and not do any heavy lifting (over 20 pounds). Walking as exercise is possible and highly encouraged after surgery.

What is robotic-assisted Nephroureterectomy?

Robot-assisted laparoscopic nephroureterectomy is a minimally invasive surgery for upper urinary tract urothelial carcinoma (UTUC). (See the image below.) Like traditional laparoscopy, this procedure decreases perioperative morbidity by reducing incision length, operative blood loss, and postoperative pain.

Is robotic kidney surgery painful?

The entire robotic-assisted procedure is performed through tiny keyhole-sized incisions, as opposed to a large open incision on the side of the abdomen, an incision that is often painful and requires partial removal of a rib.

How soon can I drive after kidney removal?

It is your responsibility to ensure that you are fit to drive following your surgery. However you should refrain from driving for at least six weeks following this surgery.

What is the difference between a nephrectomy and an Nephroureterectomy?

This leaflet contains information for patients having laparoscopic nephrectomy (keyhole surgery to remove the kidney) or nephroureterectomy (surgery to remove the kidney and ureter). What is nephrectomy? Nephrectomy is an operation to remove a kidney.

How is Nephroureterectomy performed?

The urologic surgeon may perform a nephrectomy through a single incision in the abdomen or side (open nephrectomy) or through a series of small incisions in the abdomen using a camera and small instruments (laparoscopic nephrectomy). In some cases, these laparoscopic procedures are performed using a robotic system.

What does Nephroureterectomy mean?

Listen to pronunciation. (NEH-froh-YER-eh-ter-EK-toh-mee) Surgery to remove a kidney and its ureter. Also called ureteronephrectomy.

Do they remove the ureter when removing kidney?

Open Nephrectomy The ureter (the tube that carries urine from the kidney to the bladder) and the blood vessels are cut away from the kidney and the kidney is removed. The incision is then closed with stitches.

Is kidney removal a major surgery?

A nephrectomy is a major surgery to remove all or part of your kidney. The kidneys are two small, bean-shaped organs in the abdomen.

Can you drink coffee after kidney removal?

If you are on a restricted fluid diet, you should include drinking coffee in your daily allowance. In summary, coffee is an acceptable beverage for kidney disease. If consumed in moderation it poses little risk for those with kidney disease.

How long does it take to recover after having a kidney removed?

Recovering from kidney removal most often takes around 3 to 6 weeks. You may have some of these symptoms: Pain in your belly or on the side where you had the kidney removed. The pain should get better over several days to a week.