Nephrectomy (Kidney Removal) in Bhubaneswar

Dr. Sumanta Mishra is one of the best urologist in Bhubaneswar, having vast experience and expertise in all urological diseases and disorders. He is the Head of Renal Transplant Surgery at KIMS Hospital. 


Being proficient in laparoscopic surgery and conventional open surgery makes him the most-preferred surgeon for nephrectomy in Bhubaneswar. He provides partial and radical nephrectomy. 


He excels in all types of urological and endourological surgeries such as uro-oncology, stone disease, cystectomy, prostatectomy, TURBT, urethroplasty surgery, kidney transplant, and many more.


What is nephrectomy?

Nephrectomy is a surgery that involves the removal of all or part of a kidney. It is mostly used to treat kidney cancer or to remove a benign tumor. A nephrectomy is sometimes performed to treat a severely damaged or diseased kidney. 


Donor nephrectomy is a procedure in which a urologic surgeon removes a healthy kidney from a donor in order to transplant it into someone who needs a functioning kidney.


Dr. Sumanta Mishra, a nephrectomy doctor in Bhubaneswar, can perform a nephrectomy through one large cut in the abdomen or side or a series of small cuts in the abdomen using a laparoscope. 


What are the different types of nephrectomy?

  • Radical nephrectomy

During a radical nephrectomy, the kidney removal specialist in Bhubaneswar removes the entire kidney and other tissues, such as a portion of the ureter or other nearby structures like lymph nodes or adrenal glands. Removal of both the kidneys at the same time is known as bilateral nephrectomy.


  • Partial nephrectomy

The surgeon removes only the diseased tissue from a kidney and leaves healthy tissue intact during partial nephrectomy, also known as kidney-sparing surgery.

Why is a nephrectomy done?

A urologic surgeon most commonly performs nephrectomy in Bhubaneswar to remove a tumor from the kidney. The majority of these tumors are malignant, although they can also be benign. Some kidney diseases may also necessitate a nephrectomy, such as:

  • Damaged kidney
  • The kidney that is not functioning correctly
  • Donating a kidney

What work does the kidney do?

A kidney is a small organ at the back of the upper abdomen. The kidney help:

  • Filter our blood to remove waste, extra fluid, and electrolytes.
  • Maintain appropriate mineral levels in our bloodstream.
  • Produce hormones that impact the quantity of circulating red blood cells and help regulate blood pressure.
  • Urine production

How is nephrectomy surgery performed?

Dr. Sumanta Mishra, a kidney removal specialist in Bhubaneswar, performs nephrectomy either by:

Laparoscopic surgery

The surgeon will decide whether you are a candidate for laparoscopic surgery or not. This procedure is done under general anesthesia.


The laparoscopic surgeon will pass the laparoscope through minor cuts in the abdomen that helps him to look inside and remove the kidney through a small incision. 


Laparoscopy can be performed for radical and partial surgery and provides the same results as conventional surgical procedures. It is also the preferred procedure for nephrectomy in kidney transplant donors.


The following are some of the advantages of laparoscopic surgery:

  • Quicker recovery
  • Smaller incisions
  • Shorter stay at the hospital
  • Lesser complications after surgery

Laparoscopic nephrectomy needs specialized training and is not offered in all hospitals. In addition, your overall health and medical condition will determine if you can have laparoscopic surgery. You can consult Dr. Sumanta Mishra, a competent urologist for kidney removal in Bhubaneswar.

Open nephrectomy

Your surgeon will make a cut in your side that is up to 12 inches long. He will cut away the blood veins in your kidney and their connections to your bladder. He will then remove the entire organ. To get to your kidney, the surgeon may have to remove a rib. 


Aftercare and recovery

Your hospital stay and recovery period are determined by your overall health and the type of nephrectomy performed. The urine catheter is removed 1-2 days after the surgery. 


Before you leave the hospital, the doctor will instruct you on your diet restriction and activity. In general, you will be encouraged to start doing light, everyday tasks as soon as possible. For several weeks, you must refrain from vigorous exercise or activities.


Why choose Dr. Sumanta Mishra for nephrectomy in Bhubaneswar?

  • Dr. Sumanta Mishra is a renowned nephrectomy doctor in Bhubaneswar who is well-versed in all surgical modalities.
  • When it comes to major surgeries, experience counts, and Dr. Sumanta Mishra has years of experience performing nephrectomy and kidney transplants.
  • He is well-trained in minimally invasive surgeries and has worked at some of the prominent hospitals in India.
  • Over the years, he has gained the experience of handling complex and complicated surgeries confidently and efficiently. He is known for his dedication, hard work, and friendly demeanor

Frequently Asked Questions

Many people with one kidney can live almost as long as those who have two. The remaining kidney compensates for the absent one. However, you should lead a healthy life, exercise regularly, eat sensibly, control your blood pressure, and have frequent check-ups.

A person with healthy kidney function and a low risk of diseases like diabetes and high blood pressure are suitable for donating a kidney to someone who needs it.

Complications though uncommon, but may include:

  • Injury to surrounding organs and tissues
  • Hernia
  • Blood loss
  • Infection at the surgical site
  • Blood clots in your legs
  • Allergic reaction to anesthesia