Kidneys

Overview

The kidneys are two bean-shaped organs located on either side of the body, just underneath the rib cage. The main role of the kidneys is to filter out waste products from the blood and to produce urine.

Healthy kidneys filter about a half cup of blood every minute, removing wastes and extra water to make urine.

 

Conditions of the Kidneys

  • Acute kidney injury and infection
  • Chronic kidney disease
  • Hydronephrosis (blockage)
  • Kidney stones
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Polycystic kidney disease
  • Renal fusion
  • Kidney cancer

Treatment Options

Dr Paul Manohar has extensive training and expertise treating conditions affecting the kidneys. Here is a non-exhaustive list of treatment options available:

Kidney Stones

  • Dissolution therapy
  • Ureteric stent
  • Laser lithotripsy
  • Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy (ESWL)
  • Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy (PCNL)
  • Laparoscopic surgery

Kidney Obstruction

  • Ureteric stent
  • Pyeloplasty
  • Nephrectomy (patial or radical/total)

 

Kidney Cancer

  • Nephrectomy (patial or radical/total)

Minimally Invasive Robotic Surgery

Some patients may qualify to have their surgery performed with the revolutionary da Vinci Surgical Robot.

The da Vinci system represents the latest in surgical and robotics technology. Your surgeon is 100% in control of the da Vinci system at all times. da Vinci technology translates your surgeon’s hand movements into smaller, precise movements of tiny instruments inside your body.

Dr Paul Manohar is an expert in robotic urological surgery. Watch this short video to see what the robot can offer in terms of surgery.