Localized Kidney Cancer

Partial Nephrectomy

Partial Nephrectomy

Partial nephrectomy is a surgical treatment option for localized kidney cancer. It is recommended whenever possible. The aim is to remove the part of the kidney that has been affected by the tumour, and leave as much as possible of the healthy kidney tissue.

For a partial nephrectomy you will receive general anaesthesia. During surgery you will lay on your side or on your back, depending on the location and the size of the tumour.

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Read more about partial nephrectomy, how to prepare, and what to expect after the procedure. This section shows illustrations of partial nephrectomy.