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Dr. Andrew Bruce Epstein, MD
Specializes in Urology
795 El Camino Real; Lee Building, Level 3
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Andrew Epstein is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). He has a special interest in urologic (genitourinary) disorders. Patient ratings for Dr. Epstein average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Epstein honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Epstein attended the University of Arizona College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio for residency. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , radical nephrectomy, laparoscopic nephrectomy

All Interests: Urologic Cancer, Female Urologic Disorders, Urologic Disorders, Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia, Male ... (Read more)

Dr. Rajesh Shinghal, MD
Specializes in Urology
795 El Camino Real; Lee Building, Level 3
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Rajesh Shinghal works as an urologist in Fremont, CA and Palo Alto, CA. Dr. Shinghal is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Shinghal include urologic (genitourinary) disorders. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Washington Hospital Healthcare System, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Shinghal welcomes new patients. After attending Stanford University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Stanford University Medical Center. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , radical nephrectomy, laparoscopic nephrectomy

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Dr. Keith L Lee, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
795 El Camino Real; Lee Building, Level 3
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Keith Lee is a pediatric urologist in Palo Alto, CA and San Carlos, CA. In his practice, Dr. Lee focuses on urologic (genitourinary) disorders. Dr. Lee is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. He graduated from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Stanford University Medical Center. Dr. Lee speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin and Cantonese. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , radical nephrectomy, laparoscopic nephrectomy

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Dr. Daniel Yao, MD
Specializes in Urologic Oncology, Surgical Oncology
795 El Camino Real; Lee Building, Level 3
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Daniel Yao is an urologic oncology and surgical oncology (cancer surgery) specialist in Palo Alto, CA and Fremont, CA. Dr. Yao is conversant in Mandarin. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Yao include urologic (genitourinary) disorders. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Yao attended medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College. His residency was performed at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. Patient ratings for Dr. Yao average 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Yao is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , radical nephrectomy, laparoscopic nephrectomy

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Dr. Scott K Angell, MD
Specializes in Urology
701 E El Camino Real
Mountain View, CA
 

Dr. Scott Angell's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests encompass urologic (genitourinary) disorders. Dr. Angell is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Stanford University School of Medicine. Dr. Angell's residency was performed at Stanford University Medical Center. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , radical nephrectomy, laparoscopic nephrectomy

All Interests: Kidney Stones, Female Urologic Disorders, Urologic Disorders, Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia, Male ... (Read more)

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What is Nephrectomy?

Kidneys are primarily known for producing urine, but they are also responsible for other important bodily functions, like waste removal. Kidneys filter impurities from the blood, and with the help of the adjacent adrenal glands, they maintain fluid and mineral balance in the body. If the tiny tubes that filter blood inside your kidney become lined with cancer cells, or if your kidney gets severely damaged, you may need kidney removal surgery, or a nephrectomy.

The size of the tumor or severity of the damage will determine the type of kidney removal surgery you need. If the tumor or damaged area is small, either partial or simple nephrectomy may be recommended. A partial nephrectomy removes only the tumor or damaged portion of the kidney, while a simple nephrectomy removes the entire kidney. If you have kidney cancer and it has spread to the adrenal gland, you may need a radical nephrectomy. This more extensive procedure completely removes the affected kidney and adrenal gland. When only one of your kidneys is damaged or has cancer, a nephrectomy may be the only treatment you need. However, if both kidneys are affected, you will need a kidney transplant after your nephrectomy.

Before the development of minimally invasive techniques, nephrectomies were always done via an open approach, which requires an incision up to 12 inches on the patient’s abdomen or side. Nowadays, kidney removal surgery is often done laparoscopically or with the help of robotics.

During a laparoscopic nephrectomy, the surgeon will make three or four incisions in the abdomen and side, each about an inch long. The incisions are used to insert probes and a camera to see inside your abdominal cavity. When the surgeon is ready to take the kidney out, she will make one of the incisions about three inches larger, cut the tube that connects the kidney to the bladder (called the ureter), put a bag around the kidney, and pull the organ out through the larger incision.

Sometimes, a robot with surgical instruments assists the surgeon in performing basically the same steps described above. However, unlike the laparoscopic approach, robotic nephrectomy allows a three-dimensional view of your abdominal cavity. In addition, the surgical instruments have a wider range of motion, enabling the surgeon to perform the complex maneuvers with more ease.

Both the laparoscopic and robotic procedures may take longer than an open nephrectomy, but the recovery time is much shorter, and patients feel significantly less pain compared to an open surgery. The average hospital stay after a nephrectomy is two days, and for about a day after the operation, you will have a urinary catheter, which is a long, flexible tube that drains urine from your bladder. All strenuous activity should be avoided for several weeks, but to prevent blood clots from forming in your legs, it is important that you start walking with the help of a family member or nurse on the day of your surgery. On average, patients return to their normal routines about three weeks after a nephrectomy.

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