Minimally Invasive and Robotic Kidney Surgery
If your doctor recommends surgical removal of the kidney – a nephrectomy – you may be a candidate for minimally invasive robotic kidney surgery. The most advanced minimally invasive nephrectomy is robot-assisted surgery with the da Vinci Surgical System®.
The tiny, sophisticated instruments and enhanced vision and control of the da Vinci Surgical System allow your surgeon optimal precision in minimally invasive kidney surgery. Robot-assisted nephrectomy with da Vinci requires smaller incisions, resulting in significant benefits to the patient:
- shorter hospital stay
- less pain
- less blood loss
- lower risk of complications
Patients Share Their Stories
Watch this video of a patient who had robot-assisted kidney surgery.
3D Surgical Imaging and Visualization
At Northern Westchester Hospital, fluorescence imaging and a 3D high-definition camera greatly enhance the images of tissue, tumors, and surrounding blood vessels during complex robotic kidney surgery. This advanced imaging system gives your da Vinci surgeon better visualization of the area. By injecting a unique fluorescent dye that is activated by near-infrared light, this enhanced visualization enables more precise and delicate kidney operations, and preservation of as much healthy kidney tissue as possible, potentially helping to prevent future kidney disease and even dialysis.
NWH Cancer Treatment and Wellness Center
We treat kidney cancer using a multidisciplinary approach that includes a variety of specialists and extensive supportive services. Visit our Cancer Treatment and Wellness Center to learn about the wide range of healing services available to our patients with kidney cancer.
Ask your doctor if robotic kidney surgery is right for you. Request a consultation by completing our online form. Or call our referral line: 877.4 NWH DOC (877.469.4362)