Kidney (surgical) patient leaflets

Information about surgical kidney procedures

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.

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.

Posterior urethral valves (PUV)

Description:
This information sheet explains more about posterior urethral valves (PUV).

Pyeloplasty - Robot-assisted laparoscopic pyeloplasty

Description:
This leaflet explains more about robot-assisted laparoscopic pyeloplasty, including the benefits, risks and any alternatives. It also provides information on what you can expect when you come to hospital.

Renal and testicular clinic

Description:
This leaflet answers any questions you may have about your appointment in the renal and testicular clinic.

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.

Robotic-assisted laparoscopic radical nephrectomy

Description:
This leaflet explains what a robotic-assisted 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.
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