Kidney Cancer Treatment in Delhi

Kidney Cancer Treatment in Delhi

Dr. Niren Rao is an experienced urologist and has extensive experience of having performed over 800 laparoscopic kidney surgeries.

Why choose Delhi Urology Hospital for Kidney Cancer Surgery?

  • Delhi Urology Hospital is equipped with the best technology and infrastructure in order to provide the best services to our patients.
  • We believe in making our patients take an active part in their treatment planning.
  • We have a dedicated follow up protocol for all our kidney cancer patients to ensure their good health and minimize their anxiety and fears.
  • We have the most friendly, dedicated and compassionate staff who is always there to assist you.
  • Dr. Niren Rao has a vast experience of laparoscopic radical and partial kidney cancer surgeries.
  • We provide kidney cancer surgery at very affordable rates starting from Rs. 75,000.

Kidney cancer sounds dangerous but in most of the cases, earlier it is found better the results. So, get yourself treated at an initial stage, consult Dr. Niren Rao, the best urologist in Delhi.

Kidney Cancer

Cancer Surgery Cost Starting at Rs. 75,000*.

How much does kidney cancer surgery cost in Delhi?

At Delhi Urology Hospital the cost of kidney cancer surgery start at Rs. 75,000*.

What are the sign and symptoms of kidney cancer?

These days most of the kidney tumours are incidentally detected i.e. they are picked upon an ultrasound done for urethral causes. However, some possible sign and symptoms of kidney cancer can be:

  • Blood in urine (haematuria)
  • Pain in flanks
  • Feeling of a mass/lumps in the abdomen
  • Fatigue and tiredness
  • Loss of appetite and weight loss
  • Unexplained persistent fever
Kidney Cancer Surgery
How is kidney cancer diagnosed?

Kidney cancer is diagnosed on imaging studies:

  • ULTRASOUND

This is the first line of investigation to detect a kidney tumour. It also tells us about the status of normal kidney.

  • KIDNEY FUNCTION TEST

This blood test is essential to ascertain the normal function of the kidney and is mandatory before a CT scan.

  • CONTRAST ENHANCED CT SCAN (CECT)

A CECT tells us accurate information about tumours. Their size, location and whether they are continued to the kidney or have spread to neighbouring organs.

Kidney Cancer Treatments in Delhi

Kidney cancers are treated surgically by removing either the entire kidney or just a part of kidney with tumour.

Planning of the surgery is influenced by a number of factors:

  • Age of the patient e.g. at very old age risk of surgery vs. overall life expectancy need to be balanced.
  • Size of the tumour
  • Very small tumours can sometimes just be observed or dealt with other methods.
  • Whether the tumour is single or multiple in the same kidney.
  • Whether both the kidney have tumours.
  • The location of the tumours within the kidney.
  • Is the tumour confined/limited to the kidney or has spread outside to affect neighbouring organs.
SURGICAL OPTIONS
  • LAPAROSCOPIC PARTIAL NEPHRECTOMY / NEPHRON SPARING SURGERY - In this surgery only the part of the kidney with tumour is removed taking an adequate healthy margin. This is usually performed in small kidney tumours which are either at the poles (upper/lower) of the kidneys and are usually more outgrowing (xerophytic) rather than growing into the kidney (endophytic).
  • OPEN PARTIAL NEPHRECTOMY - In this method by giving an incision on the abdominal wall, only the part of kidney with the tumour is removed.
  • If the patient is taking any blood thinning medicine because of cardiac issues they are stopped 5-7 days prior to the surgery.
  • One or two units of blood are arranged prior to surgery as a precaution, as same amount of blood loss can happen in these surgeries.
How does one prepare for surgery?
  • CBC test, chest X ray, ECG, and if needed an echo cardiograph are done prior to the surgery to assess the patient’s fitness for surgery.
  • Pre-operative check-up of the patient is done by the anaesthetic.
  • In case of diabetic and hypertensive patients, adequate blood sugar and blood pressure control is ensured before proceeding for surgery.
  • Antibiotics and painkiller are given to prevent infections and to provide pain relief.
  • Patients are ambulated after 24 hrs. and taught deep breathing exercises and given chest physiotherapy.
  • Once the recovery is satisfactory, patients are discharged after 2-3 days after removing the catheter and drain.
  • Patients are discharged on antibiotics and kidney friendly painkillers.
What happens in the post-operative period?
  • Patients stay in the hospital for the 2-3 days post-surgery.
  • There is urinary catheter for the drain of urine for 2-5 days.
  • Patients also have an abdominal drain to let internal fluids pass outside the body. This drain is also removed after 2-3 days.
  • Usually, patients are kept nil by mouth for first 48 hours and are given intravenous fluids.
  • Antibiotics and painkiller are given to prevent infections and to provide pain relief.
  • Patients are ambulated after 24 hrs. and taught deep breathing exercises and given chest physiotherapy.
  • Once the recovery is satisfactory, patients are discharged after 2-3 days after removing the catheter and drain.
  • Patients are discharged on antibiotics and kidney friendly painkillers.
What happens during a follow up appointment?
  • Patients are advised to revisit the hospital after 7 days for removal of stitches or staples.
  • By this time the biopsy report is ready and for their follow up protocol is decided based on the reports.
Advice on future lifestyle and health of remaining kidney

Patients are encouraged to adopt the healthy lifestyles. In case of diabetes or hypertension, a strict blood sugar and blood pressure control should be managed so that the remaining kidney stays healthy. After adequate recovery, a healthy exercise regime and diet should be followed.

One should avoid over the counter medicines specially painkillers that are detrimental to kidney health. In the future, when one needs to visit the doctor, informing the doctor about previous prescription is necessary so that the medicines can be advised keeping in mind that the patient has just one healthy kidney.

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