Laparoscopic nephrectomy

For transplantation donor kidney results in decreased length of stay and excellent early graft function.

Radical nephrectomy considered equivalent to open surgery for patients with T1 to T3-N0-M0 renal cell carcinoma up to 12 cm in size.

Radical nephrectomy associated with an average return to full activity of 3-4 weeks compared to 8-10 weeks for open surgery.

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