Kidney transplantation is the best treatment for patients with end‐stage kidney disease (ESKD). A kidney transplant is a surgery done to replace a diseased kidney with a healthy kidney from a donor. This type of transplant is called a living transplant. It prolongs life and increases the quality of life for the patient. The diseased kidneys are usually left in place and the transplanted kidney is placed in the lower belly on the front side of the body. People who donate a kidney can live healthy lives with one healthy kidney.
Laparoscopic Nephrectomy / Robotic Nephrectomy Within kidney transplantation, minimally invasive surgeries like laparoscopic nephrectomy and robotic nephrectomy have transformed the living donor nephrectomy operation significantly improving the outcomes. These techniques include small incisions compared to open surgery, significantly less post-operative pain, a shorter hospital stay, earlier return to work and daily activities, a more favourable cosmetic result and outcomes identical to that of open surgery.
Robotic‐assisted kidney transplantation is the latest development of minimally invasive surgery for kidney transplantation. The key differences from laparoscopic transplantation are that the laparoscopic instruments are controlled remotely from a console by the surgeon and the instruments’ design allows for an improved range of movement.
Good health with one kidney, without any complications. Kidney donation does not harm the physical strength or the life- How is a kidney transplant procedure performed?
We believe that robot-assisted kidney transplantation will allow you to recover more quickly and that you will experience less pain after the operation than with traditional open surgery, although this is still to be tested in large trials.
There are some risks that are associated with transplant surgery, irrespective of the technique used.
Problems that can occur while you are in hospital recovering are similar to those for any major operation. These include: