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Laparoscopic Nephro-ureterectomy  


Nephroureterectomy is a minimally invasive surgical procedure to remove a patient's renal pelvis, kidney, ureter, and bladder cuff. Learn more from the experts at Cleveland Clinic.

What is a laparoscopic radical nephroureterectomy?

Laparoscopic radical nephroureterectomy is a minimally invasive surgical procedure to remove the renal pelvis, kidney and entire ureter, along with the bladder cuff, in an attempt to provide the greatest likelihood of survival for patients with transitional cell cancer.

Why would someone need a laparoscopic radical nephroureterectomy?

​The kidney, ureter, and bladder are lined by tissue called transitional epithelium. Laparoscopic radical nephroureterectomy is used to treat patients who have transitional cell cancer of the upper urinary tract or transitional epithelium.


  • Reduced hospital stay and faster healing

  • Less postoperative pain and less need for pain medication

  • Shorter recovery time

  • Quicker return to normal activity or work

  • Smaller incisions and less scarring

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