Nephrectomy in South Africa

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Ahmed Kathrada Private Hospital
2.3

From 38 verified reviews

Nompumelelo Madliwa, 19 April 2020

I had such a wonderful experience there with Dr Thomas, I had a skin drafting done it was such a smooth process I am healing very well and had a great stay there, Thank you so much

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UCT Private Academic Hospital
3.9

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Juliettash Stadler, 05 May 2020

My Son was admitted with a very rare autoimmune illness in April this year. The care he was given was superb Prof Dheda, Prof Louw and their team of specialists covered every possibility , diagnosed efficiently and treated effectively. There was time taken to explain everything. The Hospital Matron made allowances for me to spend as much as possible time with my son and also allowed for frequent visits from close family. Mr Daniel Mathew the Hospital General manager is very approachable and interested . The staff was friendly and helpful. Basically every one from reception through admin to ICU was friendly and helpful. I Highly recommend this hospital

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Netcare Linksfield Hospital
3.1

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Charlotte Sorour, 13 March 2020

Parking is a huge problem.On a positive note it is a great hospital with great specialists and doctor's hence why it is so busy. Well worth driving around a bit looking for parking knowing your loved one's are in good hands. My mind at ease. My husband is well looked after. Thank you Linksfield staff :)

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Netcare N1 City Hospital
2.9

From 36 verified reviews

Kim Adams, 30 March 2020

Overall I had a good experience.

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    What you need to know about Nephrectomy in South Africa

    Nephrectomy Procedure

    Nephrectomy is the surgical removal of all or part of a kidney. There are two types of surgery for nephrectomy: radical nephrectomy (to remove the entire kidney and tissues of fat that surround the kidney) and partial nephrectomy (removes only diseased tissue from a kidney and leaves the healthy tissue in place). The surgery is performed to treat kidney cancer and other kidney diseases. Sometimes, it is also performed to remove a healthy kidney from a donor for a transplant.

    What does a Nephrectomy Procedure Involve?

    Nephrectomy can be performed through laparoscopic or open surgery. Both are performed under general anesthetic. Laparoscopic nephrectomy is usually performed to remove part of your kidney. Your surgeon makes small incisions in your abdomen to insert the laparoscope and small surgical tools. If your entire kidney needs to be removed, your surgeon will use open surgery. During open surgery, your surgeon makes one large incision on your abdomen or along your side.

    How Long Should I Stay in South Africa for a Nephrectomy Procedure?

    You are required to stay in the hospital for two to five days. Plan to stay in South Africa for around 10 to 14 days because you are likely to develop deep vein thrombosis after the surgery. You will also need to attend follow-up checkups, during which your surgeon will remove your stitches.

    What's the Recovery Time for Nephrectomy Procedures in South Africa?

    The recovery period after a nephrectomy may take around three to six weeks. During your recovery period, you should avoid any strenuous activity and follow the post-operative instruction that your surgeon gives you. The instruction usually includes dietary restriction, exercise, and care for your healing wounds

    MyMediTravel currently lists 4 facilities in South Africa offering Nephrectomy procedures - see above for the complete list, along with estimated prices. The price of a Nephrectomy can vary according to each individual’s case and will be determined based on your medical profile and an in-person assessment with the specialist. For a personalized quoteClick Here to submit your details

    What sort of Aftercare is Required for Nephrectomy Procedures in South Africa?

    Most people can function well with only one kidney. After the procedure, you can resume your daily routine and activities after 3 weeks.  However, you will likely need checkups to monitor kidney function. These include monitoring your blood pressure, waste filtration, and protein urine levels. Since you only have one kidney, you will need to eat a healthy diet and engage in regular exercise to preserve normal kidney function.

    What's the Success Rate of Nephrectomy Procedures in South Africa?

    Nephrectomy is generally safe and the risks are very small. Partial nephrectomy has about a 95% success rate. Nevertheless, the procedure carries potential risks, such as bleeding, injury to nearby organs, infection, post-operative pneumonia, and rare allergic reaction to anesthesia.

    Are there Alternatives to Nephrectomy Procedures in South Africa?

    For certain illnesses, there are alternatives that do not need the removal of a kidney. The alternatives include renal embolization.

    What Should You Expect Before and After the Procedure

    After nephrectomy, you will no longer experience symptoms that you had before the surgery. The risk of cancer, as well as cancer spreading to other parts of your body, is also reduced. Remember that taking care of your remaining kidney is extremely important.

    Whilst the information presented here has been accurately sourced and verified by a medical professional for its accuracy, it is still advised to consult with your doctor before pursuing a medical treatment at one of the listed medical providers. This content was last updated on 28/11/2020.

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