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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 in Philadelphia, PA and Wynnewood, PA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Shah include radioembolization (selective internal radiation therapy), polycystic kidney disease, and nephrectomy (kidney removal). Dr. Shah's professional affiliations include Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Lankenau Medical Center, and Jefferson University Physicians (JUP). He attended medical school at Indiana University School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University for residency. Dr. Shah accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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. Costas D. Lallas M.D.
Specializes in Urology
average rating 5 stars (1 rating)
833 Chestnut Street; Suite 703
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Costas Lallas is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist in Philadelphia, PA. Clinical interests for Dr. Lallas include bladder cancer, benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate), and polycystic kidney disease. He is affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Abington - Jefferson Health. Coventry, Aetna HSA, and Coventry HSA are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lallas honors. He is open to new patients. After completing medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College, he performed his residency at Duke University Medical Center. Dr. Lallas has received the following distinction: Philadelphia Super Doctors.

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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 J. Trabulsi M.D.
Specializes in Urology
average rating 1.62 stars (2 ratings)
833 Chestnut Street; Suite 703
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Edouard Trabulsi sees patients in Philadelphia, PA and Abington, PA. His medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Trabulsi's areas of expertise include bladder cancer, polycystic kidney disease, and uroflowmetry. His professional affiliations include Methodist Hospital (Philadelphia, PA), Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, and Abington - Jefferson Health. He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more. He is open to new patients. Dr. Trabulsi graduated from SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. For his professional training, Dr. Trabulsi completed a residency program at Jefferson University Hospitals. Dr. Trabulsi's distinctions 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: Bladder Cancer, Polycystic Kidney Disease, Cystoscopy, Cryosurgery, Penile Cancer, Biopsy, Kidney ... (Read more)

Thomas Joseph Guzzo MD
Specializes in Urology
average rating 5 stars (1 rating)
3400 Civic Center Boulevard; West Pavilion, 3rd Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Thomas Guzzo's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). He graduated from Temple University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Guzzo completed a residency program at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Areas of expertise for Dr. Guzzo include bladder cancer, cancer surgery, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Philadelphia VA Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic nephrectomy

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

Phillip Mucksavage MD
Specializes in Urology
average rating 4.75 stars (1 rating)
800 Walnut Street; 19th Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Phillip Mucksavage works as an urologist. Dr. Mucksavage's areas of expertise include adrenalectomy (adrenal surgery), bladder cancer, and robotic partial nephrectomy. He is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Philadelphia VA Medical Center. He is a graduate of Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and a graduate of Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania's residency program. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic nephrectomy, robotic partial nephrectomy, laparoscopic partial nephrectomy, robotic radical nephrectomy, radical nephrectomy, laparoscopic nephrectomy

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Kidney Cancer, Robotic Nephrectomy, Adrenal Tumor, Testicular Mass, Testicular ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Mark Mann is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). These areas are among Dr. Mann's clinical interests: bladder cancer, urge incontinence (overactive bladder), and benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate). He is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more. He is a graduate of Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. He trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Columbia University for residency. Dr. Mann is professionally affiliated with Methodist Hospital (Philadelphia, PA), Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, and Abington - Jefferson Health. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , nephrectomy (kidney removal)

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

Susanna Matsen Nazarian PH.D., M.D.
Specializes in Transplant Surgery
3400 Spruce Street; 1st Floor Founders Building
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Susanna Nazarian sees patients in Philadelphia, PA. Her medical specialty is transplant surgery. Dr. Nazarian's clinical interests include dialysis access procedures, pancreas transplant, and renal (kidney) biopsy. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Nazarian attended Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. In addition to English, she speaks French. Dr. Nazarian 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, Chronic Kidney ... (Read more)

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Joseph Francis Harryhill MD
Specializes in Urology
average rating 4.4 stars (8 ratings)
51 N 39th Street; Medical Office Building, Suite 300
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Joseph Harryhill is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist in Philadelphia, PA and Radnor, PA. After completing medical school at Ohio State University College of Medicine, he performed his residency at Temple University Hospital. His areas of expertise include bladder cancer, peyronie's disease (penile curvature), and cancer surgery. Dr. Harryhill has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Harryhill accepts. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Harryhill include: Philadelphia Super Doctors and Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's Top Docs issue. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Harryhill is professionally 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. Jeanne Llenado D.O.
Specializes in Urology
3 Crescent Drive; Suite 100
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Jeanne Llenado works as an urologist. She studied medicine at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Llenado's areas of expertise include urge incontinence (overactive bladder), peyronie's disease (penile curvature), and benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate). She takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Llenado is affiliated with Methodist Hospital (Philadelphia, PA) and Thomas Jefferson University 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)

Melanie Ina Amster MD
Specializes in Urology
average rating 2.64 stars (8 ratings)
1216 Arch Street; Suite 3b
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Melanie Amster is a physician who specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Amster's areas of expertise include urinary retention, women's health issues, and vasectomy. On average, patients gave her a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. Dr. Amster studied medicine at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Amster trained at a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College. She has received professional recognition including the following: Philadelphia Super Doctors. Dr. Amster is conversant in Spanish. She is affiliated with Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic nephrectomy

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

Alan J. Wein MD
Specializes in Urology
average rating 3.5 stars (3 ratings)
3400 Civic Center Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Alan Wein is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). His areas of expertise include the following: bladder cancer, urge incontinence (overactive bladder), and partial nephrectomy. He is professionally affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine. Dr. Wein attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania for residency. Dr. Wein's average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wein honors. 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.

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Relevant Interests: , partial nephrectomy

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Prostate Ablation, Kidney Cancer, Urinary Retention, Adrenal Tumor, Testicular ... (Read more)

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

Dr. George Francos' specialty is adult nephrology. These areas are among his clinical interests: polycystic kidney disease, renal vascular disease, and nephrectomy (kidney removal). Dr. Francos is affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. He studied medicine at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. Dr. Francos's training includes a residency program at St. Francis Hospital. He honors several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry. He 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)

Mark Hurwitz M.D.
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
111 S 11th Street
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Mark Hurwitz is a radiation oncologist. His areas of expertise include bladder cancer, cryotherapy, and blood cancers. He takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Hurwitz attended Penn State College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. He has received professional recognition including the following: Boston Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Methodist Hospital (Philadelphia, PA) and Thomas Jefferson University Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , nephrectomy (kidney removal)

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

Dr. Leonard G. Gomella M.D.
Specializes in Urology
average rating 3.58 stars (6 ratings)
833 Chestnut Street; Suite 703
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Leonard Gomella sees patients in Philadelphia, PA. His medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Gomella include bladder cancer, benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate), and uroflowmetry. He is affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kentucky. Dr. Gomella's 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 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.

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Relevant Interests: , nephrectomy (kidney removal)

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

Dr. Akhil K. Das MD
Specializes in Urology
average rating 4.3 stars (5 ratings)
833 Chestnut Street; Suite 703
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Akhil Das works as an urologist. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Das include peyronie's disease (penile curvature), urge incontinence (overactive bladder), and erectile dysfunction (impotence). Dr. Das accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more. Dr. Das attended medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Das completed a residency program at Jefferson University Hospitals. He is affiliated with Methodist Hospital (Philadelphia, PA) and Thomas Jefferson University 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. Patrick J. Shenot M.D.
Specializes in Urology
average rating 4.37 stars (6 ratings)
833 Chestnut Street; Suite 703
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Patrick Shenot is an urologist. Dr. Shenot's areas of expertise include the following: peyronie's disease (penile curvature), urge incontinence (overactive bladder), and erectile dysfunction (impotence). Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry. His education and training includes medical school at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and residency at Jefferson University Hospitals. Dr. Shenot's distinctions include: Philadelphia Super Doctors and Philadelphia Magazine's Top Docs 2016,2015,2014,2013,2012,2011,2010. His professional affiliations include Methodist Hospital (Philadelphia, PA) and Thomas Jefferson University 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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