A Nephrectomy may be recommended for a kidney disease such as kidney cancer. Depending on the level of progression of the disease, state and tumour location, you may not have to lose your entire kidney to surgery. This surgical technique is called partial nephrectomy or kidney-sparing surgery. The goal is to remove only the diseased part of your kidney sparing the healthy, functioning kidney tissue.
Robotic surgery allows us to perform surgery through a few small incisions instead of a large incision.
Robotic surgery systems, have magnified 3D, high definition systems and special wristed instruments that bend and rotate far more than the human wrist. This enables us to operate with far more precision, vision and control.
A brief summary of the potential benefits of a Robotic Partial Nephrectomy, as opposed to traditional open surgery can be viewed below:
- Precise tumour removal and kidney reconstruction
- Excellent chance of preserving the kidney, where indicated
- Low rate of operative complications
- Short hospital stay
A brief summary of the potential benefits of a Robotic Partial Nephrectomy, as opposed to traditional laparoscopy surgery can be viewed below:
- Shorter operation
- Shorter warm ischemic time (shorter is better for kidney function)
- Less blood loss
- Shorter hospital stay
Robotic surgery is incredibly beneficial for performing complex surgery. We are 100% in control of the Robotic System. This translates into being able to perform smaller, more precise movements of tiny instruments inside your body. Which allows us to take surgery beyond the limits of the human hand.Dr Naude will be offering robotic surgery at Netcare Christiaan Barnard Memorial Hospital in the Cape Town CBD and in Durbanville MediClinic in the Northern Suburbs