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Nephrectomy is the surgical process of removing a kidney or a part of a kidney.   Though the human body has two functioning kidneys, it was determined years ago that it can function and excrete urine with just one.  Nephrectomy is a major surgery performed under general anesthesia in which a physician makes an incision in the abdomen, disconnects the ureter and blood vessels and removes the kidney.  The procedure can also be done as a laparoscopic procedure. Typically a Nephrectomy is performed if one of the kidneys is diseased, is non-functioning or has a congenital defect.   For those who wish to donate their kidneys as a living donor, a nephrectomy is typically the procedure performed.

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