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

Dr. Ashesh Shah practices general surgery. Dr. Shah's clinical interests include radioembolization (selective internal radiation therapy), polycystic kidney disease, and nephrectomy (kidney removal). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Lankenau Medical Center, and Jefferson University Physicians (JUP). He honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more. His practice is open to new patients. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University, Dr. Shah attended medical school at Indiana University School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , nephrectomy (kidney removal)

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

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

Dr. Leonard Gomella sees patients in Philadelphia, PA. His medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). His areas of expertise include the following: bladder cancer, benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate), and cryotherapy. On average, patients gave Dr. Gomella a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more. After attending the University of Kentucky College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kentucky. He has received professional recognition including the following: 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, Tumor, Penile Cancer, Robotic Pyeloplasty, Transurethral Needle ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Edouard Trabulsi works as an urologist in Philadelphia, PA. Before completing his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals, Dr. Trabulsi attended medical school at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. Areas of expertise for Dr. Trabulsi include bladder cancer, polycystic kidney disease, and cryotherapy. He takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. His distinctions include: Philadelphia Super Doctors; Philadelphia Magazine's Top Docs; and Philadelphia Magazine's Top Docs 2016,2014,2013,2012,2011. Dr. Trabulsi is 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, Renal Vascular Disease, Kidney ... (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. These areas are among her clinical interests: pancreas transplant, renal (kidney) biopsy, and kidney failure. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. Dr. Nazarian accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. She attended medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University for her residency. In addition to English, Dr. Nazarian speaks French.

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 15
  • Uninsured Cost: $845
  • Medicare Cost: $314
Dr. Costas Dean Lallas, MD
Specializes in Urology
833 Chestnut Street; Suite 703
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Costas Lallas is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). His areas of expertise include bladder cancer, benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate), and polycystic kidney disease. He honors Coventry, Aetna HSA, and Coventry HSA, as well as 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 professional recognition including the following: Philadelphia Super Doctors. Dr. Lallas is affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , nephrectomy (kidney removal)

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

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

Dr. Alan Wein, who practices in Philadelphia, PA, is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Wein obtained his medical school training at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and performed his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. These areas are among his clinical interests: bladder cancer, urge incontinence (overactive bladder), and partial nephrectomy. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. His distinctions 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. Patrick John Shenot, MD
Specializes in Urology
833 Chestnut Street; Suite 703
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Patrick Shenot, who practices in Philadelphia, PA, is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). On average, patients gave Dr. Shenot a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Shenot include urge incontinence (overactive bladder), peyronie's disease (penile curvature), and benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate). United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shenot takes. Before completing his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals, Dr. Shenot attended medical school at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Philadelphia Super Doctors and Philadelphia Magazine's Top Docs 2016,2015,2014,2013,2012,2011,2010. Dr. Shenot 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, MRI, Renal Vascular ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Perry Weiner works as an urologist. Dr. Weiner's areas of expertise include the following: bladder cancer, urge incontinence (overactive bladder), and peyronie's disease (penile curvature). He has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from New York College of Osteopathic Medicine and New York Medical College. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine for his residency. Dr. Weiner's professional affiliations include Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Methodist Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , nephrectomy (kidney removal)

All Interests: Bladder Cancer, Cryosurgery, Shock Wave Lithotripsy, Polycystic Kidney Disease, Cystocele, ... (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. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Das include urge incontinence (overactive bladder), peyronie's disease (penile curvature), and benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate). Dr. Das's professional affiliations include Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Methodist Hospital. He honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Jefferson University Hospitals for residency. Dr. Das speaks Spanish.

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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 is a physician who specializes in adult nephrology. Clinical interests for Dr. Francos include polycystic kidney disease, renal vascular disease, and nephrectomy (kidney removal). Dr. Francos is professionally affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and then he performed his residency at St. Francis Hospital. Dr. Francos has received the following distinction: 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. 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). Areas of expertise for Dr. Harryhill include bladder cancer, cancer surgery, and benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate). Patient ratings for Dr. Harryhill average 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Before performing his residency at Temple University Hospital, Dr. Harryhill attended Ohio State University College of Medicine for medical school. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Philadelphia Super Doctors and Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's Top Docs issue. He is conversant in Spanish. 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: , radical nephrectomy, laparoscopic nephrectomy

All Interests: Cryosurgery, Polycystic Kidney Disease, Circumcision, Erectile Dysfunction, Kidney Stones, Kidney ... (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). His clinical interests include 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 accepts. Dr. Guzzo obtained his medical school training at Temple University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He is affiliated with 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, Urologic Cancer, Kidney Cancer, Solid Tumor, Bladder Surgery, Robotic Kidney ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Larry Goldstein works as an acupuncturist and urologist. After attending Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). These areas are among Dr. Goldstein's clinical interests: urge incontinence (overactive bladder), peyronie's disease (penile curvature), and benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate). He takes several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Aetna HSA, and Coventry HSA. Dr. Goldstein is professionally 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)

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

Dr. Michael Hagg, who practices in Wynnewood, PA, is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Hagg's areas of expertise include the following: bladder cancer, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and kidney stones. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Lankenau Medical Center and Urology Health Specialists (UHS), LLC. He is a graduate of MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and a graduate of Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania's residency program. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. Dr. Hagg has received the following distinction: Philadelphia Super Doctors. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic nephrectomy

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

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

Dr. Jeanne Llenado works as an urologist. Her clinical interests include urge incontinence (overactive bladder), peyronie's disease (penile curvature), and benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate). Her professional affiliations include Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Methodist Hospital. Dr. Llenado is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more. She graduated from UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine.

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

Dr. Phillip Mucksavage is an urologist in Philadelphia, PA. These areas are among his clinical interests: adrenalectomy (adrenal surgery), bladder cancer, and partial cystectomy. He is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Philadelphia VA Medical Center. Dr. Mucksavage is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He obtained his medical school training at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and performed his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.

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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, Kidney Stones, Kidney Cancer, Surgical Procedures, Bladder Surgery, Pelvic ... (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.