Outcomes after cryoablation versus nephrectomy

Percutaneous cryoablation (cryotherapy) is emerging as an alternative to partial nephrectomy (PN) for the removal of small, single kidney tumours while conserving kidney function (nephron-sparing). A new study provides support for cryotherapy, finding no significant differences in the risk for complications, kidney function, and cancer control outcomes compared with partial nephrectomy. The investigators suggested that […]

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Robotic surgery for kidney cancer – less pain and faster healing times

Robot assisted surgery (RAS) is becoming more widely used in the UK for urology operations, such as removal of the prostate gland (prostatectomy) and partial nephrectomy. There are now more than 60 da Vinci robots in British hospitals – you can locate the nearest robot to you by visiting the da Vinci surgery website. The […]

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