• Are open partial nephrectomy surgeries common?

    Asked by buckhunter on Monday, February 18, 2013

    Are open partial nephrectomy surgeries common?

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    • Jess' Avatar

      I am not sure how common it is, however, I had it done both ways( laproscopy, and open). on the lapro one they missed one tumor that sat just behind the other one. so I wish I had had the open partial first then I would not of had to have the second surgery at all. I think that it is more common to have an open partial right now because the lapro is still new and there arent as many Doctors that are trained to do them.

      over 3 years ago

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