Conference Proceeding

Hand-assisted laparoscopic donornephrectomy

Dr. Mirza M. Idu,
Academic Medical Center (AMC), Amsterdam Area, Netherlands

Dr. Mirza M. Idu is a Vascular / Transplant Surgeon at Academic Medical Center (AMC). He did his PhD from Erasmus University Rotterdam. He has performed 600 kidney removals and 400 transplants.

Living donor kidney transplantation is the preferred treatment for end-stage renal disease. It is proved to be superior to deceased kidney transplantation due to better patient and graft survival, improved quality of life of the recipient and better cost-effectiveness. Traditional open living donor nephrectomy has generally been replaced by laparoscopic techniques. This led to less donor morbidity, a significant reduction in hospital stay, faster donor recovery and similar graft function, but also increased costs and operation time. The hand-assisted modification aimed to combine the advantages of the laparoscopic technique with the quicker and safer kidney retrieval of the open technique. Hand-assisted laparoscopic donor nephrectomy is the preferred approach for kidney procurement in our center. We will review this technique and present the baseline characteristics, operative variables, complications rate and outcome of the kidney donation and transplantation in a series of more than 600 hand-assisted laparoscopic donor nephrectomies that were performed in our center.

Published: 28 April 2017