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  1. Scott M. Cheney, M.D.

    Scott M. Cheney, M.D.

    1. Phoenix, AZ
    Areas of focus:

    Laparoscopic surgery, Robotic surgery, Nephrectomy, Prostatectomy, Partial nephrectomy, HoLEP, Ureteroscopy, Kidney can...cer, Kidney stone, Prostate cancer, Bladder cancer, Prostate disorder, Ureteropelvic junction obstruction

Research

The Department of Urology at Mayo Clinic has long been at the forefront of research on kidney disease and tumors that need to be removed with surgery — both complete removal of the kidney, called radical nephrectomy, and kidney-sparing surgery, called partial nephrectomy.

In a review and analysis of eight studies involving more than 2,200 people, Mayo Clinic researchers found that surgery significantly increased life expectancy for many people with late-stage kidney cancer. People with renal cell carcinoma who had surgery to completely remove cancer that had spread, called metastases, lived significantly longer compared with people with metastases who did not have the surgery.

This research confirms the importance of complete removal of the metastases, when possible, to prolong life. Another Mayo Clinic study will determine whether the combination of surgery and medicine helps people with late-stage kidney cancer whose cancer has spread live even longer.

Mayo Clinic research efforts continue to focus on new and novel surgical techniques and nonsurgical options to improve outcomes, raise the chances of a cancer cure and improve quality of life.

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See a list of publications by Mayo doctors on radical nephrectomy and partial nephrectomy on PubMed, a service of the National Library of Medicine.

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Aug. 11, 2023
  1. Nephrectomy. National Kidney Foundation. https://www.kidney.org/atoz/content/nephrectomy. Accessed March 20, 2023.
  2. Chebib FT (expert opinion). Mayo Clinic. March 28, 2023.
  3. Renal cell carcinoma. Merck Manual Professional Version. http://www.merckmanuals.com/professional/genitourinary-disorders/genitourinary-cancer/renal-cell-carcinoma. Accessed March 20, 2023.
  4. What is a renal mass and what is a localized renal tumor? Urology Care Foundation. https://www.urologyhealth.org/urology-a-z/r/renal-mass-and-localized-renal-tumors#Treatment. Accessed March 21, 2023.
  5. Surgery for kidney cancer. American Cancer Society. https://www.cancer.org/cancer/kidney-cancer/treating/surgery.html. Accessed March 20, 2023.
  6. Richie JP. Definitive surgical management of renal cell carcinoma. https://www.uptodate.com/contents/search. Accessed March 20, 2023.
  7. Richie JP, et al. Role of surgery in patients with metastatic renal cell carcinoma. https://www.uptodate.com/contents/search. Accessed March 20, 2023.
  8. What is kidney cancer in children? Urology Care Foundation. https://www.urologyhealth.org/urology-a-z/k/kidney-cancer-in-children. Accessed March 21, 2023.
  9. Tests for kidney cancer. American Cancer Society. https://www.cancer.org/cancer/kidney-cancer/detection-diagnosis-staging/how-diagnosed.html. Accessed March 21, 2023.
  10. Bishoff JT, et al., eds. Nephrectomy. In: Atlas of Laparoscopic and Robotic Urologic Surgery. 4th ed. Elsevier; 2023. https://www.clinicalkey.com. Accessed March 21, 2023.
  11. Chronic kidney disease initiative: Prevention and risk management. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. https://www.cdc.gov/kidneydisease/prevention-risk.html. Accessed March 21, 2023.
  12. Your kidneys and how they work. National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases. https://www.niddk.nih.gov/health-information/kidney-disease/kidneys-how-they-work. Accessed March 20, 2023.
  13. Solitary kidney. National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases. https://www.niddk.nih.gov/health-information/kidney-disease/solitary-kidney. Accessed March 20, 2023.
  14. Zaid HB, et al. Outcomes following complete surgical metastasectomy for patients with metastatic renal cell carcinoma: A systematic review and meta-analysis. The Journal of Urology. 2017; doi:10.1016/j.juro.2016.07.079.

Nephrectomy (kidney removal)