Total laparoscopic live donor nephrectomy: a 6-year experience.

  title={Total laparoscopic live donor nephrectomy: a 6-year experience.},
  author={Abdelkader Hawasli and Richard Berri and Ahmed M. A. Meguid and Khoa N. Le and Henry K Oh},
  journal={American journal of surgery},
  volume={191 3},
BACKGROUND Since the introduction of the laparoscopic live donor nephrectomy in 1995, attempts have been made to depart from the total laparoscopic approach to the hand-assisted approach to decrease surgical time and complications. We present our 6-year experience with the total laparoscopic approach. METHODS Between December 1998 and November 2004 there were 168 total laparoscopic live donor nephrectomies performed at our institution. There were 163 left nephrectomies and 5 right… CONTINUE READING