Genitourinary Multidisciplinary Clinic
Lifespan Cancer Institute

Kidney Cancer Treatment and Benefits

The precision, vision and control of the da Vinci Surgical System allows your surgeon to provide a precise, minimally invasive treatment for kidney cancer. It may also provide your surgeon the means to preserve your kidney by removing the tumor and not the entire kidney. Preserving your kidney can help prevent future kidney disease and even dialysis.

Diagram of kidney surgery methods

Traditional vs daVinci Kidney Surgery

(Left) Incisions made for traditional surgery.

(Right) Incisions made for daVinci surgery.

Potential patient benefits:

  • Significantly less pain
  • Less blood loss and fewer transfusions
  • Less risk of infection
  • Less scarring
  • Shorter hospital stay and recovery time
  • Increased potential to preserve the kidney
  • Better clinical outcomes, in many cases