Cancers originating from kidneys are called as kidney cancers. They constitute about 3% of adult tumors and generally are encountered in people between 50-70 of age. The treatment of a renal tumor is determined depending on the age, overall health status, and cancer stage of the patient. Initial treatment in kidney cancers with early diagnosis is radical nephrectomy. Kidney cancers are resistant against chemotherapy and radiotherapy.
Radical nephrectomy operation is traditionally performed through a surgical incision. However, instead of creating incisions, robotic surgery uses millimetric holes opened for its arms.
Advantages of Robotic Radical Nephrectomy
- Less pain
- Reduced blood loss
- Smaller incision
- Shorter hospital stay
- Faster recovery and return to daily activities