Ureterectomy vs Nephrectomy

Question:

“I have a tumor on my ureter, and I would like to know if I can get
the procedure known as ureterectomy – in other words, just to remove the
tumor. I have been told that I need a nephrectomy, but I am wanting to
explore other options. Thank you for your reply.”

Answer:

Usually that can be done if the tumor is located in the distal ureter. Otherwise other renal preservation procedures can be explored. We do this type of surgery laparoscopically or even robotically with the Da Vinci robot.

Thank You,
The Urology Specialists

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