Joseph J Del Pizzo

Department of Urology, James Buchanan Brady Foundation, The New York Presbyterian Hospital-Weill Cornell Medical Center, New York, New York, U.S.A.

INTRODUCTION

Step 3: Dissection of the Ureter

PATIENT SELECTION

Step 4: Dissection of the Upper Pole of

Initial Screening

the Kidney

Radiographic Evaluation

Step 5: Release of Lateral and Posterior

PREOPERATIVE PREPARATION

Attachments

RIGHT-SIDED DONOR NEPHRECTOMY

Step 6: Preparing the Allograft Extraction Site

OPERATIVE PREPARATION

Step 7: Transection of the Ureter

Patient Preparation

Step 8: Placement of the Allograft in the

Patient Positioning

Entrapment Sac

Operating Room Setup

Step 9: Transection of the Renal Vessels

Instrumentation and Medication

Step 10: Delivery of the Allograft

LAPAROSCOPIC DONOR NEPHRECTOMY:

Step 11: Inspection of the Renal Bed/Closure

BASIC INSTRUMENTATION

Laparoscopic Right-Sided Live Donor

OPERATIVE TECHNIQUE

Nephrectomy

Laparoscopic Left-Sided Live Donor

Hand-Assisted Laparoscopic Live Donor

Nephrectomy

Nephrectomy

Step 1: Reflecting the Descending

Retroperitoneoscopic Live Donor Nephrectomy

Colon/Splenic Mobilization

■ REFERENCES

Step 2: Identification of the Renal Hilum

■ SUMMARY

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