Kidney Donation Surgery Through One Port in Belly Button Preferred By Living Donors


Dr. Rolf Barth, transplant surgeon and author of the Annals of Surgery study on patient satisfaction outcomes with single-port donor nephrectomy, describes major findings from the study, including increased satisfaction outcomes with the cosmetic outcomes and overall donation process. Living kidney donors describe their experiences with the single-port procedure where the kidney was removed through a single incision in the belly button.

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