Kidney Cancer

Our focus at alta uro: Minimally-invasive kidney cancer surgery with the Da Vinci surgical robot. Because the less invasive your surgery, the faster your recovery.

What is kidney cancer?

Kidney cancer is a disease in which the cells in the kidney change so that they grow without inhibition. Today, most kidney tumours are discovered incidentally as part of an imaging. Fortunately, these tumours are often diagnosed at an early stage. With the right treatment, cure is possible in most of the cases.

What kind of treatment is required?

If kidney cancer is suspected, further imaging using computed tomography (CT) or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is required for a more accurate assessment. These methods can be used to assess the size and the stage of the tumour. Imaging usually can differentiate between benign tumours of the kidney and kidney cancer. If kidney cancer is suspected, surgery usually is required. In patients with serious comorbidities, monitoring of small tumours is an option.


What kind of treatment does alta uro offer?

At alta uro, minimally-invasive treatment of kidney tumours is one of our top priorities. In the vast majority of cases, operation is performed with the Da Vinci surgical robot. This technique allows us to operate very precisely and to remove the tumour-bearing portion of the kidney while sparing the healthy part of the kidney. This has the following advantages for our patients:

  • Less pain after surgery
  • Quick recovery, short hospital stay
  • Long-term preservation of kidney function
  • No large scars
  • If the tumour is very large or the tumour is very close to critical structures, it may be necessary to remove the entire kidney. In rare cases, an open kidney operation is required.