Robotic Partial Nephrectomy – A minimally invasive technique for Kidney Treatment

Dr. Santosh Subhash Waigankar Consultant Urologic Oncology and Robotic Surgery

Kidney cancer is the most common kidney problem that has surfaced the lives of many people. Thanks to the advancements made in the medical field that now with the help of cross-sectional imaging, the doctors have been successfully able to diagnose the diseases at early stages and hence can cure them fully.

The cancer in your kidneys generally starts developing when there is abnormal growth of cells in the lining of small tubes in kidneys. This multiplication of cells form tumor which is dangerous for the person. This tumor if not removed at right time can be life-threatening. Therefore, as soon as the person experiences some abnormal symptoms, he should immediately contact his doctor for consultation. The surgeon who diagnoses your cancer does some tests like ultrasound, CT scan, MRI etc. to check the severity of the tumor and based on these results he will decide as to how much kidney tissue he has to remove.

Robotic partial nephrectomy in India is a minimally invasive technique in which very small incisions are made to remove the tumor from your kidney. It is a very safe and effective procedure in which only the cancerous tumor is removed and the remaining healthy kidney is protected as it is. Even in the complex cases where the tumor is difficult to remove, robotic partial nephrectomy in India actually works wonders here and eliminates the tumor without the need of large incision.

The best part is the surrounding tissue in the kidney is not removed which is beneficial for the patient in the long run. Partial nephrectomy can basically be performed by three methods: traditional open surgery, laparoscopic surgery and robotic partial nephrectomy. All the three methods have almost same outcomes but robotic partial nephrectomy in India has an added advantage over the other two surgeries. There is reduced tissue trauma, less pain & bleeding and faster recovery in robotic partial nephrectomy. There is even less risk of infection and minimal scarring in patients who opt for this surgery.

A person having a kidney tumor removal typically requires a 5 to 7 day hospital stay. The healing time depends partially on the person’s age, the kind of surgery made, other health problems, and any complications.

Dr. Santosh Waigankar specializes in Urooncologic Surgery in India . He does the   procedure with great accuracy and therefore has maximum successful results. His patients have shown a lot of trust on him and as a result they have got good returns from him.

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