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Kidney

  • The kidneys serve as the body’s filtration system by screening unwanted chemicals out of the blood and depositing them in urine.

    Treatment

    Therapies to kill kidney cancer cells:

    • Chemotherapy
    • Immunotherapy
    • Radiofrequency ablation. High-energy radio waves that heat up and destroy the tumor.
    • Arterial embolization. Blocks blood flow to the tumor and shrinks the tumor before surgery.
    • Cryotherapy. Probes that freeze and thaw the prostate.

    Surgery:

    • Endourologic minimally invasive procedure (EMIP) to remove kidney stones.
    • Extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy (ESWL). Minimally invasive outpatient surgery in which the stones are broken into small pieces by focused sound waves that pass through the body and target the kidney stone without incisions.
    • Ureteroscopy. Minimally invasive outpatient surgery in which a small scope enters through the urethra and bladder to break the kidney stone into small pieces using a laser without incisions.
    • Percutaneous nephrolithotomy. Minimally invasive overnight surgery used for larger kidney stones. A small incision is made in the back and the stones are broken into small pieces and removed using a small scope.
    • Robotic partial nephrectomy. Surgical removal of the diseased part of the kidney while preserving the healthy kidney.
    • Robotic pyeloplasty to repair a congenital blockage of the kidney.
    • Laparoscopic surgery removes the whole kidney through small incisions, resulting in a decreased risk of infection and faster recovery.

    Preventative measures:

    • Drinking more water may help prevent kidney stones.
    • Changes to dietary or medication intake.

    We Specialize in Treating

    Kidney cancer (renal cancer) - overgrowth of cells that start in the tubules of the kidney. Symptoms do not appear early on, but may develop in the form of:

    • Blood in your urine
    • Lump and pain forming on your side
    • Loss of appetite and weight loss
    • Persistent fever
    • Prolonged fatigue

    Kidney stones. Crystallized chemicals or minerals that form in the kidneys, can become a source of infection and may cause pain if they move from the kidney into the urinary tract. Symptoms of kidney stones include:

    • Pain in the back, side, lower abdomen, or groin
    • Blood in urine
    • Burning sensation during urination, difficulty urinating or urination that is too frequent
    • Fever or chills
    • Nausea, vomiting or loss of appetite
  • Questions? Call Us:

    1.800.346.7834

    Accreditation & Partnerships


    Society of Urologic Oncology (SUO) 
    American College of Surgeons 
    American Urologic Association (AUA) 

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