da Vinci Surgery uses the best techniques of open surgery and applies them to a robotic-assisted, minimally invasive approach. The precision, vision and control of the da Vinci Surgical System allows your surgeon to provide a precise, minimally invasive treatment for kidney cancer. It may also provide your surgeon the means to preserve your kidney by removing just the tumor and not the entire kidney. And, preserving your kidney can help prevent future kidney disease and even dialysis. read more
Open Surgery Incision vs. da Vinci Surgery Incisions*
*In certain cases, your doctor may need to remove the entire kidney. If so, he will enlarge one incision for removal.