Laparoscopic Live Donor Nephrectomy


In the modern days of widespread kidney diseases and the kidney transplantation becoming more common now, the laparoscopic live donor nephrectormy is a popular way to minimize the problems that are connected with kidney transplantation. It offers many advantages to the donor as well as the kidney recipient than the conventional open donor surgical technique. The Laparoscopic live donor nephrectomy is very commonly used for getting the following benefits like:

  • Less post operative pain
  • Very short stay in the hospital
  • Ability to return to normal working life
  • A good cosmetic result
  • An early return to daily activities
  • Good Kidney recipient benefits similar to that of open surgical procedure

The Laparoscopic live donor nephrectomy is a form of minimally invasive technique in kidney donation that is known for getting the best outcome for the kidney transplantation surgical procedure. When you are selected to be one of the donors for the Laparoscopic live donor nephrectomy procedure the first stage is to make you undergo medical and psychological evaluation to ensure that your kidney functions will remain normal even after the surgery.

Before going in for the Laparoscopic live donor nephrectomy a thorough blood work regarding the blood count, blood group, extent of kidney function and the level of your general health and wellness are ascertained. The next test is to find the tissue typing to match the genetic similarity between the donor and the recipient. Test for ascertaining other diseases like HIV and Hepatitis are also done. Apart from this Electrocardiogram to know the functional level of your heart, X-ray of the Chest, a thorough full routine analysis of urine, a test of your stools are also carried out to rule out any adverse health conditions. To determine the condition of the blood vessels, the kidney that is more apt for donation a 3D CT scan of the abdomen and pelvis is made compulsory.

Laparoscopic Nephrectomy

When you have been selected for a Laparoscopic live donor nephrectomy surgical process the final cross match blood test is done to finally decide about the degree of compatibility between you and the recipient. Avoid taking some of the medications like Aspirin, Ibuprofen etc prior to the day of surgery. You must not eat or drink anything after midnight before the day of surgery except the clear liquids.

The Laparoscopic live donor nephrectomy is done under general anesthetic and it takes about 3 to 4 hours. The main advantage of this type of surgery is done through 3 small incisions in the abdomen. The instruments necessary for the surgery are inserted through these keyhole incisions. The surgeon works through these keyhole incisions and cuts, frees and dissects the kidney and moves the dissected kidney into a plastic sack and is taken out through a midline abdominal incision.

Though the Laparoscopic live donor nephrectomy has many advantages and is considered to be very good for the donor than the open surgical procedure, still it is laden with some of the potential risks like

  • Blood loss
  • Infection
  • Hernia
  • Tissue / Organ Injury
  • Conversion to Open surgery etc

But still the nature of the Laparoscopic live donor nephrectomy being classified as a minimally invasive one is the best form of surgical procedure for the transplantation of kidney.


For more information:

World Laparoscopy Hospital, Cyber City, DLF Phase II, Gurugram, NCR Delhi, 122 002, India
For Training: +919811416838
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For General Enquiry: +91(0)124 - 2351555

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