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How many types of nephrectomy are there?

If your doctor believes you qualify for this procedure, he or she will provide you more insight on the existing alternatives.

There are two types of nephrectomy depending on the extent of kidney removal:

  • complete or radical nephrectomy
  • partial nephrectomy

Your doctor will be able to tell you which of these options is more appropriate in your case only after you will be examined. Based on the chosen surgery, you will receive preoperative instructions.

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