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

Dr. Ashesh Shah's specialty is general surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Shah include radioembolization (selective internal radiation therapy), polycystic kidney disease, and nephrectomy (kidney removal). His professional affiliations include Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Lankenau Medical Center, and Jefferson University Physicians (JUP). He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Shah graduated from Indiana University School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University for residency.

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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' medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Lallas's areas of expertise include the following: bladder cancer, benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate), and polycystic kidney disease. He honors several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Aetna HSA, and Coventry HSA. He is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and a graduate of Duke University Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Lallas has received the following distinction: Philadelphia Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Abington Health. He is accepting 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). His areas of expertise include the following: bladder cancer, polycystic kidney disease, and uroflowmetry. Dr. Trabulsi's hospital/clinic affiliations include Methodist Hospital Division of Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, and Abington Health. He obtained his medical school training at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and performed his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals. He honors several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry. 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. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , nephrectomy (kidney removal)

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

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

Dr. Thomas Guzzo works as an urologist in Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Guzzo's clinical interests include bladder cancer, cancer surgery, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He is a graduate of Temple University School of Medicine and a graduate of Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania's residency program. 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, 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 a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Mucksavage include adrenalectomy (adrenal surgery), bladder cancer, and robotic partial nephrectomy. Dr. Mucksavage is professionally affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Philadelphia VA Medical Center. He attended Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and then went on to complete his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Mark Mann is a Philadelphia, PA physician who specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). He attended Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons for medical school and subsequently trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Columbia University for residency. Clinical interests for Dr. Mann include bladder cancer, urge incontinence (overactive bladder), and benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate). Dr. Mann is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more. He is affiliated with Methodist Hospital Division of Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, and Abington Health. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , nephrectomy (kidney removal)

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

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

Dr. Susanna Nazarian specializes in transplant surgery and practices in Philadelphia, PA. Her areas of expertise include dialysis access procedures, pancreas transplant, and renal (kidney) biopsy. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Nazarian attended Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University for residency. She speaks French. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include 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, Chronic Kidney ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Joseph Harryhill practices urology (urinary tract disease) in Philadelphia, PA and Radnor, PA. He is rated highly by his patients. These areas are among Dr. Harryhill's clinical interests: bladder cancer, peyronie's disease (penile curvature), and cancer surgery. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Harryhill's education and training includes medical school at Ohio State University College of Medicine and residency at Temple University Hospital. He has received the following distinctions: Philadelphia Super Doctors and Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's Top Docs issue. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with 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, Hydrocelectomy, Circumcision, Erectile Dysfunction, Kidney ... (Read more)

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

Dr. George Francos specializes in adult nephrology. Dr. Francos's areas of expertise include polycystic kidney disease, renal vascular disease, and nephrectomy (kidney removal). United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Francos takes. Before performing his residency at St. Francis Hospital, Dr. Francos attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school. Dr. Francos has received the following distinction: Philadelphia Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , nephrectomy (kidney removal)

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

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

Dr. Alan Wein sees patients in Philadelphia, PA. His medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). He attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Clinical interests for Dr. Wein include bladder cancer, urge incontinence (overactive bladder), and partial nephrectomy. Dr. Wein is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to 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. Mark D Hurwitz, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
111 S 11th Street
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Mark Hurwitz's area of specialization is radiation oncology. These areas are among his clinical interests: bladder cancer, cryotherapy, and blood cancers. He accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more. After attending Penn State College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Hurwitz completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. He has received the following distinction: Boston Super Doctors. Dr. Hurwitz is affiliated with Methodist Hospital Division of Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Thomas Jefferson University 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)

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

Dr. Melanie Amster is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). She works in Philadelphia, PA and Darby, PA. Her average rating from her patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Amster include kidney stones, urinary retention, and women's health issues. Dr. Amster is professionally affiliated with Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. She honors several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. Dr. Amster attended MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College for residency. She has received the following distinction: Philadelphia Super Doctors. She is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic nephrectomy

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

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

Dr. Leonard Gomella's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). On average, patients gave Dr. Gomella a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Gomella include bladder cancer, benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate), and uroflowmetry. He is professionally affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. Dr. Gomella is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Kentucky College of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kentucky for residency. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Gomella 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.

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Relevant Interests: , nephrectomy (kidney removal)

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

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

Dr. Jeanne Llenado is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Llenado include urge incontinence (overactive bladder), peyronie's disease (penile curvature), and benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate). Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Methodist Hospital Division of Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. Dr. Llenado attended medical school at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Llenado takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more.

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

Dr. Akhil Das' specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). His areas of expertise include the following: peyronie's disease (penile curvature), urge incontinence (overactive bladder), and erectile dysfunction (impotence). He is affiliated with Methodist Hospital Division of Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. After attending MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Dr. Das completed his residency training at Jefferson University Hospitals. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. 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. Michael J Hagg, MD
Specializes in Urology
100 E Lancaster Avenue; 361 Lankenau Medical Building East
Wynnewood, PA
 

Dr. Michael Hagg practices urology (urinary tract disease). His education and training includes medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. His areas of expertise include the following: bladder cancer, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and kidney stones. Dr. Hagg takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. Dr. Hagg has received the following distinction: Philadelphia Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center and Urology Health Specialists (UHS), LLC. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic nephrectomy

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