Cooling the kidney with ice, inserted robotically into a patient’s abdomen, allows physicians more time to complete complex procedures and without large incisions. Watch the technique in action.
Do you put off seeing a doctor for regular checkups or to discuss a health concern? Find out two symptoms men should not ignore. Early detection is often key to treatment.
If you are diagnosed with cancer in a kidney, you may lose that kidney. But is your other kidney also at risk? Learn more about what to expect from renal cancer treatment.
Learn to do home dialysis, and avoid the revolving door of the dialysis center. You could benefit from shorter, more frequent dialysis while relaxing at home. Explore two types: hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis.
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