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Dr. Juan Carlos Caicedo-Ramirez, MD
Specializes in Transplant Surgery
676 N Saint Clair Street 19th Floor; Arkes Pavilion
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Juan Caicedo's specialty is transplant surgery. His areas of expertise include hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), pancreas transplant, and biliary disorders (gallbladder and bile ducts). Dr. Caicedo is affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and more. He is open to new patients. He studied medicine at National University of Colombia Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Caicedo is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic donor nephrectomy

All Interests: Hepatocellular Carcinoma, Hypertension, Liver Cancer, Kidney Transplant, Liver Disease, Surgical ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 13
  • Charge (avg.): $9,434
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,704
Dr. Joseph Ross Leventhal, PhD, MD
Specializes in Transplant Surgery
676 N Saint Clair Street 19th Floor; Arkes Pavilion
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Joseph Leventhal is a physician who specializes in transplant surgery. Dr. Leventhal's clinical interests encompass pancreas transplant, kidney transplant, and laparoscopic donor nephrectomy. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He graduated from SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at the University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Leventhal has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic donor nephrectomy

All Interests: Abdominal Organ Transplant, Pancreas Transplant, Pancreatic Surgery, Kidney Transplant, ... (Read more)

Dr. Anton Ivan Skaro, PhD, MD
Specializes in Transplant Surgery
676 N Saint Clair Street; Suite 1900
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Anton Skaro works as a transplant surgeon. His clinical interests encompass kidney transplant and liver transplant. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Skaro obtained his medical school training at The University of Western Ontario, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Dalhousie University. Dr. Skaro is professionally affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic donor nephrectomy

All Interests: Hypertension, Kidney Transplant, Laparoscopic Donor Nephrectomy, Hepatobiliary Surgery, Transplant ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 14
  • Charge (avg.): $9,434
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,624
Dr. Daniela P Ladner, MPH, MD
Specializes in Transplant Surgery
676 N Saint Clair Street 19th Floor; Arkes Pavilion
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Daniela Ladner practices transplant surgery in Chicago, IL. Her areas of expertise include liver cancer, biliary disorders (gallbladder and bile ducts), and kidney transplant. She is affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Before performing her residency at Stanford Hospital & Clinics, Dr. Ladner attended the University of Zurich Faculty of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Ladner honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic donor nephrectomy

All Interests: Hepatobiliary Surgery, Abdominal Organ Transplant, Liver Transplant, Liver Cancer, Biliary ... (Read more)

Dr. Jason Albert Wertheim, BS, PhD, MD
Specializes in Transplant Surgery
820 South Damen Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Jason Wertheim specializes in transplant surgery and practices in Chicago, IL. These areas are among his clinical interests: pancreas transplant, kidney transplant, and laparoscopic donor nephrectomy. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Wertheim attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Dr. Wertheim's residency was performed at Massachusetts General Hospital. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic donor nephrectomy

All Interests: Pancreas Transplant, Kidney Transplant, Laparoscopic Donor Nephrectomy

Dr. Robert B Nadler, MD
Specializes in Urology
675 North Saint Clair Street; Suite 20-150
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Robert Nadler sees patients in Chicago, IL. His medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Nadler include minimally invasive surgery, kidney stones, and kidney cancer. His patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Nadler is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Nadler attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Barnes-Jewish Hospital for residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Nadler's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic partial nephrectomy

All Interests: Laparoscopic Partial Nephrectomy, Kidney Stones, Kidney Cancer, Minimally Invasive Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Ryan Abern, BS, MD
Specializes in Oncology, Urology
1801 W. Taylor Street; Outpatient Care Center, Suite 1e
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Michael Abern is an oncologist and urologist in Chicago, IL. He attended Rush Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at Rush University Medical Center. Dr. Abern is especially interested in partial nephrectomy and prostate cancer. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , partial nephrectomy

All Interests: Partial Nephrectomy, Laparoscopic Surgery, Robotic Surgery, Prostate Cancer

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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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