Unlike a conventional nephrectomy, laparoscopic kidney surgery requires only several small incisions. Through these incisions, a surgeon uses a powerful endoscope – a tiny camera – and specialized surgical instruments to conduct the surgery and remove the kidney.
the doctor close the wounds with absorbable stitches or clips which normally disappear within two to three the weeks
If you have strips of tape on the incisions, leave the tape on for a week or until it falls off.
Wash the area around the incisions daily with warm, soapy water and pat it dry. Don’t use hydrogen peroxide or alcohol, which can slow healing. You may cover the incisions with gauze bandages if they weep or rub against clothing. Change the bandages every day.
Keep the area around the incisions clean and dry.