Partial nephrectomy, the removal of the kidney part containing the tumor, is a treatment option for localized kidney cancer.



Kidney tumors, both benign and malignant, have unclear triggers. Known risk factors for kidney cancer include smoking, obesity, high blood pressure, and genetic factors such as Von Hippel-Lindau disease.


Kidney tumors are often discovered accidentally. Symptoms include blood in the urine, flank, or back pain. Late symptoms can include night sweats, unexplained fever, weight loss, and exhaustion.

Special Features

Surgical treatment offers the best chance of survival in kidney cancer, and with partial nephrectomy, the kidney is preserved.
The Da-Vinci partial nephrectomy is a robot-assisted, minimally invasive keyhole surgery that requires special surgical expertise. Instruments are introduced under general anesthesia through small incisions in the abdomen or flank (for a posterior abdominal approach) and then controlled by the surgeon via a console.

How is the surgery performed?

During the operation, the kidney tumor is removed from the kidney tissue, and the kidney wound is sutured. The rest of the kidney is preserved.
The success of the operation depends on the team's experience and specific patient data.

What risks should be considered?

General surgical risks:

Every surgery carries certain risks, such as bleeding during or after the operation, damage to adjacent organs, or wound healing problems.

Patient-specific risks:

Previous surgeries, illnesses, or medications can affect the course of the operation and postoperative recovery. These risks are assessed individually based on the patient’s medical history.

Surgery-specific risks:

Possible side effects include postoperative bleeding, urine leakage, infections, and ureteral injuries.
Depending on the tissue analysis, a tailored treatment and follow-up plan will be developed. Additional therapy may be necessary. Surgery can often cure tumors, but regular check-ups remain essential as cancer can recur. Moreover, a balanced diet, adequate fluid intake, exercise, and sleep support recovery and strengthen long-term health.

What happens after the surgery?







1-2 hours
2 days
minimal, oral painkillers
no dressings, the stitches are self-dissolving

Benefits of Dr. Sarychev's Surgery

Low complication rate
of patients experience no significant complications
after kidney surgeries
Low blood loss
Low complication rate

of patients do not require blood transfusions
after kidney surgeries

Low blood loss