Laparoscopic Donor Nephrectomy

A Step-by-Step Guide

  • Mahesh R. Desai
  • Arvind P. Ganpule

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Dinesh Prajapati, Deepak Mistry, Manoj Patel, Ankush Jairath
    Pages 35-44
  3. Arvind P. Ganpule, Mahesh R. Desai, Gopal Tak, Abhishek Singh
    Pages 45-58
  4. Nariman Ahmadi, Monish Aron
    Pages 59-72
  5. Ananthakrishnan Sivaraman, Abhishek Bhat, Kulthe Ramesh Seetharam Bhat
    Pages 73-81
  6. S. J. Rizvi, P. R. Modi
    Pages 83-97
  7. Pradeep Rao, Abraham Kurien
    Pages 99-111
  8. Amit S. Bhattu, Arvind P. Ganpule, Mahesh R. Desai
    Pages 113-138
  9. René Sotelo Noguera, Raed A. Azhar, Jorge E. Gomez Meza, Oscar D. Martin Garzón
    Pages 147-161
  10. Ravindra Sabnis, Abhishek Singh, Arvind P. Ganpule
    Pages 163-178

About this book


This book explains the development of various laparoscopic donor nephrectomy (LDN) techniques, which can be performed via the retroperitoneal or the transperitoneal approach. It provides a step-by-step explanation of LDN, including details of intricacies such as port positioning, dissection steps, securing the hilum and retrieval. It also reviews new techniques like robotic donor nephrectomy and single-port donor nephrectomy. Lastly, it explores the non-technical but equally important issues of donor work-up and legal and social aspects.

LDN is a unique surgical procedure in which the surgeon operates on an individual who is not a patient but someone donating out of altruistic motives, and it has to be “zero error” for the safety of the graft, donor and the recipient. This handbook is a valuable resource for urologists, general and transplant surgeons as well as anesthesiologists and medical social workers working in the field.


Donor nephrectomy Live laproscopic donor nephrectomy Open donor nephrectomy Robotic-assisted donor nephrectomy Transperitoneal nephrectomy

Editors and affiliations

  • Mahesh R. Desai
    • 1
  • Arvind P. Ganpule
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of UrologyMuljibhai Patel Urological HospitalNadiadIndia
  2. 2.Department of UrologyMuljibhai Patel Urological HospitalNadiadIndia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-981-10-2847-2
  • Online ISBN 978-981-10-2849-6
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