KIDNEY CYSTS (to see actual surgery photos, click here)
Renal (or kidney) cysts are very common, occurring in 50 % of adults. The prevalence increases with age. About 2/3 of people over 80 years old will have a cyst detectable by x-rays or ultrasound. The cause of these cysts is unknown.
Cysts can be "simple cysts" with almost no risk of cancer, or "complex cysts" which might or might not have cancer in the wall. It is very rare for a benign looking cyst to change into a more suspicious cyst.
A CT (or CAT) scan or an Ultrasound is usually sufficient to diagnose the cyst as benign. If there are any questions on the ultrasound, a CT is usually obtained (and vice versa).
Cysts usually do not grow during follow up examination, but they can grow to be very large, even larger than the kidney itself.
Cysts can cause pain due to
growth and stretching of the wall of the cyst pressure on the kidney pressure on the drainage of the kidney, causing blockage pressure on other organs (stomach, intestines)
Rarely, cysts can bleed, rupture, or become infected.
KIDNEY CYSTS ARE EASILY TREATED
Dr. Greenberger and Dr. Tertzakian have successfully treated renal cysts by laparoscopy since 2000.
Most patients can leave the hospital the same day. The surgery itself usually lasts less than one hour and frequently under 30 minutes.
The cyst is the bulge inside the box.
ACTUAL PHOTOS FROM OUR RENAL CYST SURGERIES
The cyst has been surgically exposed.
The cyst wall is excised, so the fluid cannot re-accumulate.
Cyst wall is being removed.
Doctors with expertise in incontinence, bladder suspension ("bladder lift") and sling procedures, kidney stones, no needle no scalpel vasectomy, vasectomy reversal, laparoscopy and laparoscopic kidney and prostate surgery, prostate diseases including cancer and enlarged prostate, cryoablation (or cryotherapy) of prostate and kidney, robotic (da Vinci) prostate surgery
Adult and pediatric urology, urologic surgery, in Orange County California
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Our urology office/urologists accept most major insurance including Medicare, Anthem Blue Cross, Health Net, United Health, Aetna, Cigna, Blue Shield, Pacificare
The information on this site is solely for purposes of general patient education, and may not be relied upon as a substitute for professional medical care. Consult your own physician for evaluation and treatment of your specific condition.
While no surgery is without risks, and no surgery can be 100% successful, all patients treated so far have had successful surgery and no recurrence of their symptoms.
We have been successful with all types of kidney cysts including:
very large cysts patients with multiple cysts cysts deep inside the kidney tissue
Typical incisions for renal (kidney) cyst removal
Associated Urologists of Orange County
UROLOGY AND UROLOGIC SURGERY
In a Minimally Invasive Way