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Dr. Ashesh Piyush Shah, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
1100 Walnut Street; 5th Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Ashesh Shah's medical specialty is general surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Shah include radioembolization (selective internal radiation therapy), polycystic kidney disease, and nephrectomy (kidney removal). He accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Shah's education and training includes medical school at Indiana University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University. He is affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Lankenau Medical Center, and Jefferson University Physicians (JUP). He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , nephrectomy (kidney removal)

All Interests: Radioembolization, Polycystic Kidney Disease, Glomerulonephritis, Hepatitis C, Cirrhosis, Liver ... (Read more)

Dr. Susanna Lovell Nazarian, PhD, MD
Specializes in Transplant Surgery
3400 Spruce Street; 1st Floor Founders Building
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Susanna Nazarian is a physician who specializes in transplant surgery. Dr. Nazarian's areas of expertise consist of pancreas transplant, renal (kidney) biopsy, and chronic kidney disease (CKD). Her professional affiliations include Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. In addition to English, Dr. Nazarian speaks French.

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Clinical Interests: Transplant Procedures, Pancreas Transplant, Renal Biopsy, Kidney Transplant, Chronic Kidney ... (Read more)

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  • Volume: 15
  • Charge (avg.): $845
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $314
Dr. Costas Dean Lallas, MD
Specializes in Urology
833 Chestnut Street; Suite 703
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Costas Lallas practices urology (urinary tract disease). These areas are among his clinical interests: bladder cancer, benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate), and polycystic kidney disease. He is in-network for Coventry, Aetna HSA, and Coventry HSA, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Lallas attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Duke University Medical Center for residency. He has received the distinction of Philadelphia Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Abington Health. Dr. Lallas is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , nephrectomy (kidney removal)

All Interests: Bladder Cancer, Cryosurgery, Polycystic Kidney Disease, Cystoscopy, Cryosurgery, Penile Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Thomas Joseph Guzzo, MPH, MD
Specializes in Urology
3400 Civic Center Boulevard; West Pavilion, 4th Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Thomas Guzzo practices urology (urinary tract disease). After completing medical school at Temple University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. These areas are among his clinical interests: bladder cancer, cancer surgery, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. Dr. Guzzo takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Guzzo's professional affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Philadelphia VA Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , nephrectomy (kidney removal)

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Kidney Cancer, Solid Tumor, Bladder Surgery, Robotic Kidney Surgery, Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Phillip Mucksavage, MD, BA
Specializes in Urology
800 Walnut Street; 19th Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Phillip Mucksavage is an urologist. His areas of expertise include the following: adrenalectomy (adrenal surgery), bladder cancer, and robotic partial nephrectomy. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Mucksavage attended medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. Dr. Mucksavage is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Philadelphia VA Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic partial nephrectomy, laparoscopic partial nephrectomy, robotic radical nephrectomy, nephrectomy (kidney removal), radical nephrectomy, laparoscopic nephrectomy

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Urologic Cancer, Kidney Stones, Kidney Cancer, Surgical Procedures, Bladder ... (Read more)

Dr. Mark David Hurwitz, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
111 S 11th Street
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Mark Hurwitz sees patients in Philadelphia, PA. His medical specialty is radiation oncology. His education and training includes medical school at Penn State College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. His clinical interests include bladder cancer, cryotherapy, and blood cancers. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hurwitz takes. He has received the distinction of Boston Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Methodist Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , nephrectomy (kidney removal)

All Interests: Bladder Cancer, Cryosurgery, Blood Cancers, Penile Cancer, Brachytherapy, Ureter Problems, Kidney ... (Read more)

Dr. Edouard John Trabulsi, MD
Specializes in Urology
833 Chestnut Street; Suite 703
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Edouard Trabulsi's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Trabulsi include bladder cancer, polycystic kidney disease, and shock wave lithotripsy. He is professionally affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Abington Health, and Methodist Hospital. He honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. Dr. Trabulsi graduated from SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. He trained at Jefferson University Hospitals for his residency. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Trabulsi include: Philadelphia Super Doctors; Philadelphia Magazine's Top Docs; and Philadelphia Magazine's Top Docs 2016,2014,2013,2012,2011.

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Relevant Interests: , nephrectomy (kidney removal)

All Interests: Cryosurgery, Polycystic Kidney Disease, Cystocele, Cystoscopy, Cryosurgery, Renal Vascular Disease, ... (Read more)

Dr. Akhil Kumar Das, MD
Specializes in Urology
833 Chestnut Street; Suite 703
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Akhil Das' specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Das speaks Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Das include peyronie's disease (penile curvature), urge incontinence (overactive bladder), and erectile dysfunction (impotence). He is professionally affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Methodist Hospital. Before performing his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals, Dr. Das attended MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. Dr. Das's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , nephrectomy (kidney removal)

All Interests: Shock Wave Lithotripsy, Polycystic Kidney Disease, Cystocele, Cystoscopy, MRI, Renal Vascular ... (Read more)

Dr. Alan J Wein, MD
Specializes in Urology
3400 Civic Center Boulevard, Penn Medicine; Division of Urology
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Alan Wein is an urologist in Philadelphia, PA. After attending the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Wein's areas of expertise include the following: bladder cancer, urge incontinence (overactive bladder), and partial nephrectomy. He is rated highly by his patients. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Wein include: Recognized by America's Top Doctors, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2012-16; Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2003-2016; and Philadelphia Super Doctors. Dr. Wein's hospital/clinic affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , partial nephrectomy

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Urologic Cancer, Prostate Ablation, Kidney Cancer, Surgical Procedures, Benign ... (Read more)

Dr. Leonard G Gomella, MD
Specializes in Urology
833 Chestnut Street; Suite 703
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Leonard Gomella practices urology (urinary tract disease) in Philadelphia, PA. His areas of expertise include the following: bladder cancer, benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate), and uroflowmetry. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gomella honors. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kentucky. He has received distinctions including Philadelphia Super Doctors; America's Top Doctors For Cancer 2016,2015,2014,2013,2012,2011,2010,2009,2008,2007,2006,2005; and AUA Achievement Award. Dr. Gomella is affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , nephrectomy (kidney removal)

All Interests: Bladder Cancer, Cryosurgery, Cryosurgery, Penile Cancer, Pyeloplasty, Transurethral Needle ... (Read more)

Dr. Perry R Weiner, DO
Specializes in Urology
2501 S Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Perry Weiner's medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). His areas of expertise include the following: bladder cancer, polycystic kidney disease, and shock wave lithotripsy. He is affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Methodist Hospital. Dr. Weiner graduated from New York College of Osteopathic Medicine and New York Medical College. Dr. Weiner's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Weiner average 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , nephrectomy (kidney removal)

All Interests: Bladder Cancer, Cryosurgery, Shock Wave Lithotripsy, Polycystic Kidney Disease, Cystocele, ... (Read more)

Dr. Mark Jonathan Mann, MD
Specializes in Urology
833 Chestnut Street; Suite 703
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Mark Mann is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist in Philadelphia, PA. Clinical interests for Dr. Mann include bladder cancer, urge incontinence (overactive bladder), and benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate). He is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Columbia University. Dr. Mann is affiliated with Kennedy Health System, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, and Methodist Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , nephrectomy (kidney removal)

All Interests: Bladder Cancer, Shock Wave Lithotripsy, Polycystic Kidney Disease, Cystoscopy, Urinary ... (Read more)

Dr. Joseph Francis Harryhill, MD
Specializes in Urology
51 North 39th Street, Medical Office Building; Suite 300
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Joseph Harryhill, who practices in Philadelphia, PA and Radnor, PA, is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). On average, patients gave Dr. Harryhill a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: bladder cancer, cancer surgery, and benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate). He is professionally affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Philadelphia VA Medical Center. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Harryhill graduated from Ohio State University College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Temple University Hospital. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Philadelphia Super Doctors and Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's Top Docs issue. He speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , radical nephrectomy, laparoscopic nephrectomy

All Interests: Polycystic Kidney Disease, Cryosurgery, Circumcision, Erectile Dysfunction, Kidney Stones, Kidney ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael J Hagg, MD
Specializes in Urology
100 E Lancaster Avenue; 361 Lankenau Medical Building East
Wynnewood, PA
 

Dr. Michael Hagg specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Hagg's clinical interests include bladder cancer, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and kidney stones. He honors Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. He studied medicine at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. Dr. Hagg completed his residency training at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He has received professional recognition including the following: Philadelphia Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Lankenau Medical Center and Urology Health Specialists (UHS), LLC. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic nephrectomy

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Bladder Cancer, Laparoscopic Nephrectomy, Incontinence, Neurogenic Bladder, ... (Read more)

Dr. Patrick J Shenot, MD
Specializes in Urology
833 Chestnut Street; Suite 703
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Patrick Shenot is an urologist. After completing medical school at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals. Clinical interests for Dr. Shenot include peyronie's disease (penile curvature), urge incontinence (overactive bladder), and erectile dysfunction (impotence). Dr. Shenot has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. His distinctions include: Philadelphia Super Doctors and Philadelphia Magazine's Top Docs 2016,2015,2014,2013,2012,2011,2010. Dr. Shenot's hospital/clinic affiliations include Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Methodist Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , nephrectomy (kidney removal)

All Interests: Shock Wave Lithotripsy, Polycystic Kidney Disease, Cystocele, Cystoscopy, MRI, Renal Vascular ... (Read more)

Specializes in Urology
1216 Arch Street; Suite 3b
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Melanie Amster practices urology (urinary tract disease) in Philadelphia, PA and Darby, PA. After completing medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College. Her clinical interests include kidney stones, urinary retention, and women's health issues. Dr. Amster's average rating from her patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Amster takes. She has received the following distinction: Philadelphia Super Doctors. She speaks Spanish. Dr. Amster's hospital/clinic affiliations include Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic nephrectomy

All Interests: Cystocele, Laparoscopic Nephrectomy, Ultrasound, Urinary Incontinence, Kidney Stones, Vasectomy, ... (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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