How to prepare for a nephrectomy procedure?

Your doctor will provide you with all the necessary guidelines for thorough preoperative preparation.

The doctor will need you to have some routine tests such as urinalysis, blood tests, kidney function tests, x-rays, an electrocardiogram.

As the date of undergoing nephrectomy approaches, you should prepare by:

  • drinking plenty of water
  • avoiding certain medications like blood-thinners or blood pressure medications
  • quitting smoking

Tobacco increases the risk of complications during and after the procedure, therefore it’s important to stop or reduce smoking. 

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