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Laparoscopy Donor Nephrectomy

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Much less as compared to the other European Countries

Laparoscopy donor nephrectomy is an advance form of laparoscopic surgical procedure for Kidney donation from a living kidney donor. It is totally different from the traditional open surgery for kidney donation. Laparoscope, a special kind of camera used to transmit the real images of the internal organs to a monitor which in turn enables the surgeons in the surgical procedure is used in Laparascopic Donor Nephrectomy to remove a kidney for donation.

Due to the requirement of only three to four non-muscle-cutting incisions, Laparoscopic Donor Nephrectomy is considered as a minimally invasive procedure.

Criteria To Be A Donor
Laparoscopy Donor Nephrectomy cannot be performed on the people who are the patient of obesity or have multiple surgeries on their abdomen or who has an abnormal anatomy of the kidney.

Advantages Of Laparoscopy Donor Nephrectomy
As the laparoscopy donor nephrectomy requires only three to four non-muscle-cutting incisions,
  • very little discomfort can be experienced by the donor patient.
  • very short recovery time.
  • very less post - operative pain.
  • require to stay very less in the hospital(2 to 3 days).
  • less scar marks after the surgery.
  • quick return to daily eating habits and normal life.

Procedure For The Laparascopy Donor Nephrectomy
In this surgical procedure, at first carbon dioxide is passed through one of the incisions into the abdominal cavity with the help of a sterile tubing to lift the abdominal wall away from the organs below. This helps in creating more operating space to perform the surgery.

Near the upper left side of the abdomen, a small keyhole incision is made. Now, the laparoscope, which is connected to a video camera, is placed through this incision. Surgeons can viewed the images of the internal organs on the video monitor which are transmitted through the laparoscope. These video monitors are placed near the operating table.

Two to three small additional incisions are made on the abdominal cavity so that the surgeon can easily access to the abdomen. These incisions never cut any muscle. Surgical instruments are then inserted through the other incisions. At the end from a 7cm non-muscle-cutting incision in the bikini area, kidney is removed.

At last, the surgeon will enquire whether any area is bleeding or not and empty the carbon dioxide gas from the abdominal cavity and close the small incisions. Immediately after this surgery another surgical team transplant the kidney on the recipients body.

Incision Care
After the surgery, incisions are covered with a small piece of tape called as Steri-strips. After sometime the tape will gradually fall off. If the strip still remains their than the doctor will take it off after two weeks. Not to worry for the minor swellings that occur near the incisions. But it is alarming if the patient suffers from consistent high fever of 100.5 degree Fahrenheit, excessive swelling, redness, bleeding or excess pain. It is necessary to check up with the doctor after two weeks because the doctor will assess the wound site and rate of recovery and can further prescribes some guidelines on the basis of this.