Robotic Radical Nephrectomy (Kidney Removal)

A radical nephrectomy is when your kidney is removed during surgery. This is most frequently performed for the treatment of kidney cancer. In this surgery, the kidney, and often the adrenal gland and the surrounding lymph nodes are removed. Most people do fine with only one kidney.

In some situations, the entire kidney needs to be removed. Radical nephrectomy of the kidney is the treatment of choice for stage I, II, and some stage III tumors.