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I have been doing a bit more research into the surgery itself. Here are a few images I found online of the surgery I will have. It is called a laparoscopic nephrectomy. Pretty fancy, right?! To help you all better understand the operation here is how the procedure goes:
Laparoscopic nephrectomy is performed under a general anesthetic. The typical length of the operation is 3-4 hours. The surgery is performed through 3 small (1cm) incisions made in the abdomen. A telescope and small instruments are inserted into the abdomen through these keyhole incisions, which allow the surgeon to completely free and dissect the kidney without having to place his hands into the abdomen.The kidney is then placed within a plastic sack and removed intact through an extension of one of the existing incision sites.
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