Radical nephrectomy is the name of the surgery done for the treatment of cancer of the kidney or renal cancer and certain other renal tumors. Radical Nephrectomy Surgery in Pune entails the removal of the kidney along with the adrenal gland and with some part of the ureter.
In a Radical Nephrectomy Surgery in Pune, it is important to remove the kidney completely along with the Gerota’s fat and fascia which covers it. Since the kidney cancers can spread by an invasion of the Gerota’s fascia, this step is very important.
In a Radical Nephrectomy Surgery in Pune, the renal artery and vein are also ligated and divided. In addition, the adrenal veins and arteries are also divided during radical nephrectomy.
Sometimes, renal cancer can grow as a tumor thrombus in the renal vein and it can extend into the Inferior Vena Cava to variable lengths. If this is diagnosed during pre-operative imaging, then during radical nephrectomy it is important to open the Inferior Vena Cava after taking necessary controls, remove the tumor along with the thrombus completely and suture the Inferior Vena Cava back again.
Radical Nephrectomy Surgery in Pune can be done through an incision along the flank, an incision just below the costal margin or sometimes by a midline abdominal incision. Laparoscopic and robotic approaches are also described for radical nephrectomy and can be employed in selected cases. It is important to remember that complete and adequate removal of the tumor is important to prevent recurrence and improve survival.
Since there are very few adjuvant treatment options available for renal cancers, it is important that radical nephrectomy should be carried out with utmost accuracy and meticulousness so as to avoid local recurrences.
Dr. Amit Parasnis is a well-trained and experienced cancer surgeon for Radical Nephrectomy Surgery in Pune who provides rational and ethical treatment for cancer and strives to achieve best oncological outcomes.