Kidney patient leaflets and support

 

This page lists leaflets produced or used by our department. Each leaflet is reviewed at least every three years to make sure it is kept up to date.

Kidney - Having an open radical nephrectomy

Description:
Your doctor has recommended that you have a nephrectomy – an operation to remove your kidney. This leaflet aims to answer your questions and explains the benefits, risks and alternatives of the operation. It also tells you what you can expect when you come to hospital and when you go home to recover.

Laparoscopic radical nephrectomy - Information for patients

Description:
This leaflet explains what a laparoscopic radical nephrectomy is. It includes information about the benefits and risks of the surgery, whether there are any alternatives, and what you can expect when you come to hospital.

Nephrology services in SE London

Description:
This leaflet gives information about changes to the referral process in Nephrology Services in SE London in Autumn 2019.

Open partial nephrectomy - Information for patients

Description:
This leaflet aims to answer some of the questions you may have about having part of your kidney removed due to cancer - this is called open partial nephrectomy. It explains the benefits, risks and alternatives of the procedure as well as what you can expect when you come to hospital.

Renal rehabilitation

Description:
This leaflet gives information about the 12-week Renal Rehab Physiotherapy course.

Robotic-assisted laparoscopic partial nephrectomy

Description:
This leaflet is designed to give you information on why this procedure may be suitable for you, and what you can expect from it. It outlines the advantages and possible risks. It will hopefully answer the common questions usually raised.
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