A partial nephrectomy is an operation to remove part of your kidney that has disease or tumour with in it. This enables you to have disease removed but also preserve your kidney and its function. Surrounding fatty tissue and lymph nodes, adrenal gland and upper end of your ureter are not removed as they in a radical or “total” nephrectomy procedure. It is usually the standard of care for tumours
The Kidney is then repaired. In robotic-assisted laparoscopic surgery this is done without the use of a hand or large incisions.