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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. Clinical interests for Dr. Shah include radioembolization (selective internal radiation therapy), polycystic kidney disease, and nephrectomy (kidney removal). Dr. Shah is affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Lankenau Medical Center, and Jefferson University Physicians (JUP). He attended Indiana University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University for residency. Dr. Shah is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , nephrectomy (kidney removal)

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

Dr. Costas Dean Lallas, MD
Specializes in Urology
833 Chestnut Street; Suite 703
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Costas Lallas practices urology (urinary tract disease). He graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. His medical residency was performed at Duke University Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Lallas include bladder cancer, benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate), and polycystic kidney disease. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Aetna HSA, and Coventry HSA. He has received professional recognition including the following: Philadelphia Super Doctors. Dr. Lallas's hospital/clinic affiliations include 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. Edouard John Trabulsi, MD
Specializes in Urology
833 Chestnut Street; Suite 703
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Edouard Trabulsi is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). These areas are among his clinical interests: bladder cancer, polycystic kidney disease, and shock wave lithotripsy. He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more. Dr. Trabulsi attended medical school at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. His medical residency was performed at Jefferson University Hospitals. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Trabulsi has received include Philadelphia Super Doctors; Philadelphia Magazine's Top Docs; and Philadelphia Magazine's Top Docs 2016,2014,2013,2012,2011. He is professionally affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Abington Health, and Methodist Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , nephrectomy (kidney removal)

All Interests: Cryosurgery, Polycystic Kidney Disease, Cystocele, Cystoscopy, Cryosurgery, Renal Vascular Disease, ... (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 medical specialist in transplant surgery. Her areas of expertise include the following: pancreas transplant, renal (kidney) biopsy, and kidney failure. Dr. Nazarian is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. She attended Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. In addition to English, Dr. Nazarian speaks French. She is affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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

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  • Charge (avg.): $845
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $314
Dr. Alan Jerome Wein, MD
Specializes in Urology
3400 Civic Center Boulevard, Penn Medicine; Division of Urology
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Alan Wein works as an urologist in Philadelphia, PA. He studied medicine at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Wein's areas of expertise include bladder cancer, urge incontinence (overactive bladder), and partial nephrectomy. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wein accepts. Dr. Wein has received the following distinctions: Recognized by America's Top Doctors, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2012-16; Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2003-2016; and Philadelphia Super Doctors. He is affiliated with 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. Thomas Joseph Guzzo, MPH, MD
Specializes in Urology
3400 Civic Center Boulevard; West Pavilion, 4th Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Thomas Guzzo is a Philadelphia, PA physician who specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Guzzo's areas of expertise include the following: bladder cancer, cancer surgery, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Guzzo takes. He studied medicine at Temple University School of Medicine. Dr. Guzzo's residency was performed at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. His hospital/clinic 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. Leonard Gabriel Gomella, MD
Specializes in Urology
833 Chestnut Street; Suite 703
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Leonard Gomella is an urologist. He attended the University of Kentucky College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kentucky. Areas of expertise for Dr. Gomella include bladder cancer, benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate), and uroflowmetry. Patient ratings for Dr. Gomella average 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Gomella's distinctions include: 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. He is professionally 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. Joseph Francis Harryhill, MD
Specializes in Urology
51 North 39th Street, Medical Office Building; Suite 300
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Joseph Harryhill is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). He works in Philadelphia, PA and Radnor, PA. His education and training includes medical school at Ohio State University College of Medicine and residency at Temple University Hospital. These areas are among Dr. Harryhill's clinical interests: bladder cancer, cancer surgery, and benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate). His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Harryhill accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. His distinctions include: Philadelphia Super Doctors and Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's Top Docs issue. He speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Philadelphia VA Medical Center.

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

Dr. Patrick Shenot is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). His clinical interests include peyronie's disease (penile curvature), urge incontinence (overactive bladder), and erectile dysfunction (impotence). Dr. Shenot's hospital/clinic affiliations include Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Methodist Hospital. He graduated from Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Jefferson University Hospitals. Dr. Shenot is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Shenot include: Philadelphia Super Doctors and Philadelphia Magazine's Top Docs 2016,2015,2014,2013,2012,2011,2010.

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

Dr. Perry Weiner is a Philadelphia, PA physician who specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). His clinical interests include bladder cancer, polycystic kidney disease, and shock wave lithotripsy. Dr. Weiner has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more. He obtained his medical school training at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine and New York Medical College and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. He is affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Methodist Hospital.

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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 works as an urologist in Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Das's clinical interests include peyronie's disease (penile curvature), urge incontinence (overactive bladder), and erectile dysfunction (impotence). He 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. He attended MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Das's professional 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)

Dr. George Charles Francos, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
111 South 11th Street, Gibbon Building; Suite 4290
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. George Francos' specialty is adult nephrology. These areas are among Dr. Francos's clinical interests: polycystic kidney disease, renal vascular disease, and nephrectomy (kidney removal). He is professionally affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. He accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College, he performed his residency at St. Francis Hospital. Dr. Francos has received the distinction of Philadelphia Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , nephrectomy (kidney removal)

All Interests: Polycystic Kidney Disease, Glomerulonephritis, Nephrotic Syndrome, Renal Vascular Disease, Pancreas ... (Read more)

Dr. Larry Edwin Goldstein, MD
Specializes in Acupuncture, Urology
833 Chestnut Street; Suite 703
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Larry Goldstein, who practices in Philadelphia, PA, is a medical specialist in acupuncture and urology (urinary tract disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Goldstein include peyronie's disease (penile curvature), urge incontinence (overactive bladder), and erectile dysfunction (impotence). He is affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Methodist Hospital. Dr. Goldstein is in-network for Coventry, Aetna HSA, and Coventry HSA, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Goldstein is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. He completed his residency training at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU).

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Relevant Interests: , nephrectomy (kidney removal)

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

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

Dr. Michael Hagg works as an urologist in Wynnewood, PA. He graduated from MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. He trained at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania for residency. These areas are among Dr. Hagg's clinical interests: bladder cancer, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and kidney stones. Dr. Hagg takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. He has received the following distinction: Philadelphia Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center and Urology Health Specialists (UHS), LLC. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic nephrectomy

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

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

Dr. Melanie Amster works as an urologist. She graduated from MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College for her residency. Dr. Amster's 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. She accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She has received professional recognition including the following: Philadelphia Super Doctors. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Amster is affiliated with Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital, Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, and Hahnemann University Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic nephrectomy

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

Dr. Jeanne Valencia Llenado, DO
Specializes in Urology
3 Crescent Drive; Suite 100
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Jeanne Llenado's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). Her areas of expertise include urge incontinence (overactive bladder), peyronie's disease (penile curvature), and benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate). Dr. Llenado takes several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry. She graduated from UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine. She is affiliated with 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, Renal Vascular Disease, ... (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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