In a laparoscopic donor nephrectomy, a kidney was transplanted from a living donor to the recipient, the patient with a minimally invasive operation an alternative to the open surgery. Usually, a live donor nephrectomy requires a healthy individual, a donor, to undergo a most major and important operation in which the kidney was removed from an incision in the side by using a large incision. This is called “open” method and was connected with significant pain and a considerable recuperation phase for the donor. In contrast, with that laparoscopic donor nephrectomy has a small incisions are used and the kidney was removed by using a camera or scope and special miniaturized surgical device. The method was similar to same to which is used to remove a gall bladder. This was a minimally invasive method which is having a very short recovery time and the risk rate is very low. In addition to this, the function and quality of the transplanted kidneys are outstanding.
Laparoscopic donor nephrectomy is done under a general anesthetic. The total length of the surgery was 3-4 hours.
The surgery is done from a 3 small (1cm) incisions or cuts, made in the abdomen. A telescope and small surgical instruments were inserted into the abdomen from these keyhole incisions or cuts, which allows the doctor to totally free and dissect the kidney without placing his hands into the abdomen.
After that the kidney was placed in a plastic sack and removed intact by either a horizontal or lower midline abdominal cut.
After laparoscopic nephrectomy, you will have a quicker faster recovery, hospital stay will be short and less pain compared to open surgery. So many kidney donors return will resume their normal activities or job within within a few weeks after donating a kidney.