Why It Is Done
This surgery is usually done to treat kidney cancer.
Simple nephrectomy may be done to remove a kidney that is deformed or damaged and not working well. It's also done to harvest a healthy kidney for organ donation.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: March 19, 2012|
|Medical Review:||Reference E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
Reference Christopher G. Wood, MD, FACS - Urology, Oncology