Minimally Invasive Surgery
Kidney transplant specialists at Loyola University Health System use minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery to remove donor kidneys. Only four small cuts are made in the abdomen with laparoscopic kidney surgery. The surgeon then uses thin tools and a digital camera to remove the kidney. Loyola has not had a single case in which laparoscopic surgery had to be switched to the more traditional open-incision approach during the operation.
Minimally invasive surgery speeds recovery for kidney donors. Our goal is to help you get back to your job and the rest of your life as fast as possible. Although many laparoscopic procedures take about the same amount of time as an open-incision surgery, the recovery time is reduced because you do not have to recuperate from a large incision.
Other benefits of minimally invasive surgeries include:
- Less scarring
- Reduced blood loss
- Shorter hospital stay
- Smaller incisions
For an appointment or more information, call (708) 327-4TXP, (708-327-4897), to speak with a Transplant representative.