Kidney transplant, also known as nephrectomy is a surgery is performed on your kidneys to remove all or part of your swollen kidneys, and treat a variety of conditions. The surgery is usually performed by a urologist or urologic surgeon.
Kidney transplant is required to treat conditions like kidney cancer, chronic kidney diseases, kidney stones removal, kidney infection, renal hypertension, traumatic kidney injury, kidney donation.
Your urologist may remove your swollen kidney through an open surgery or laparoscopically. Laparoscopic surgery means that smaller incisions are made and it takes a shorter time to recover from. Recovering from a nephrectomy can take several weeks, and may be very painful.