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Laparoscopic Radical Nephrectomy

Medically reviewed by Last updated on May 6, 2024.

Laparoscopic radical nephrectomy is surgery to remove your kidney. Surgery is done through small incisions in your side.

Kidney, Ureters, Bladder


Call your local emergency number (911 in the US) if:

Seek care immediately if:

Call your nephrologist or surgeon if:


You may need any of the following:

Care for the surgery area:

Drink liquids as directed:

This will help prevent constipation. Ask your healthcare provider how much liquid to drink each day and which liquids are best for you.


Do not lift, pull, or push heavy objects. You may also need to limit movement, such as bending your back or twisting. Ask when to can return to work and do other activities.

Follow up with your nephrologist or surgeon as directed:

You will need to return to have your wound checked and stitches removed. Write down your questions so you remember to ask them during your visits.

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