Robotic Partial Nephrectomy

Robotic Partial Nephrectomy
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In case of robotic partial nephrectomy, a portion of the kidney is removed through surgery using an advanced surgical robot. Performed to treat cancer, the main objective is to preserve as much as healthy kidney tissue as possible post the surgery.

Doctors at Yashoda Hospital & Research Centre, Nehru Nagar, Ghaziabad, stand committed in their steadfast efforts of sharing essential information about various diseases and surgeries. They are dedicated in providing you with the best care and support you may need throughout your treatment. This article will help you know more about Robotic Partial Nephrectomy.

When is Robotic Partial Nephrectomy performed?

Robotic Partial Nephrectomy is done in case of small kidney tumors with sizes less than 4 cm, or from 4 cm to 7 cm, given their location. Alternatively, it may also be performed in case of a kidney failure.

What preparations are required in case of Robotic Partial Nephrectomy?

The surgeon may recommend you to stop taking blood thinners, such as warfarin, plavix, or aspirin at least 5 to 7 days before the surgery. Consult your doctor about any other medications you are taking. Remember: increased bleeding post-surgery can be a consequence of anti-inflammatory medications and vitamin supplements. Also, you must stop smoking before the surgery as your body’s natural healing ability, which is essential post any complex surgery, gets harmed by tobacco.

You may be asked not to eat or drink anything after midnight before the surgery day. This is recommended to prevent adverse effects in case of any potential nausea which some patients experience due to anesthesia. On the morning before surgery day, you may be asked to take your blood pressure medicine and have small sips of water.

In case of any doubt or query, you can consult doctors at Yashoda Hospital & Research Centre, Nehru Nagar, Ghaziabad. They are ever-ready to share any kind of information you may need. Under the best technology and cared for by doctors with decades of experience, you get the best advice and recommendation at Yashoda Hospital.

What is the procedure of Robotic Partial Nephrectomy?

First of all, a general anesthesia will be administered to you to make you unconscious for the procedure.

In case of a robotic partial nephrectomy, small incisions are made in the abdomen in which the robotic surgical equipment and camera are to be inserted. The abdominal cavity is then inflated with the help of carbon dioxide gas to create space for the surgical equipment and camera to evaluate the cancerous tissues.

The robotic surgeon will stop the flow of blood to the cancerous tissues so that the kidney can be dissected, followed by the cancerous portion being detached from the surrounding tissue. The tumor is removed from the body with the aid of the robotic arms as being viewed and operated by the surgeon sitting on the console along with his team and the remaining portion of the kidney is then sewed back together by the surgeon.

What happens after a Robotic Partial Nephrectomy?

Once a robotic partial nephrectomy is done, the surgeon will monitor you closely and prepare your body for the post- procedure pain. This treatment is less painful as compared to an open surgery. The doctor may also recommend you some pain medications and other changes in your lifestyle as may be appropriate for you to recover.

You will also be asked to walk around after surgery as this will help in healing, ensure blood flow and help the body restore itself to normal functioning. Pneumonia and other complications can also be avoided through walking. You will be put on a liquid diet immediately after the surgery. Normal diet will commence once your body starts healing and recovering from surgery.

The doctor will tell you when you can have your normal diet once you return home, restart physical activity and have regular checkups to help preserve kidney function.

When to consult doctors or specialists for Robotic Partial Nephrectomy in Delhi NCR?

The Centre of Renal Sciences at Yashoda Hospital & Research Centre, Nehru Nagar, Ghaziabad, has a team of doctors who are highly qualified, skilled and experienced. The Centre comprises Nephrology, Urology and Renal Transplant Management that works together as a cohesive unit. The doctors are experts in all aspects of diagnostic and therapeutic procedures and are deeply committed to offering the best clinical care and support.

Dr. Pradeep Prakash has more than 13 years of medical experience, including 6 years as a superspecialist. He is a very passionate and dedicated urologist with exceptional educational qualifications all from the very reputed AIIMS, New Delhi right from his M.B.B.S. to M.Ch. Urology. He has undertaken a two-year fellowship in Robotic Surgery and Uro-Oncology from AIIMS, New Delhi. Dr. Prakash specializes in minimally invasive laparoscopic and robotic surgeries that are helpful in treating urologic cancers like prostate, kidney and bladder cancers. He is well experienced in performing surgeries such as nephrectomy (kidney removal) and pyeloplasty (kidney reconstruction) through robotic and laparoscopic surgery.

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