Surgery under GA
Stay at the Hospital
Pre-operative Investigations
Medicines and Consumables at the hospital
Food at the hospital
Airport transfers
IndiCure assistance

Does Not Include

Accommodation outside the hospital
Air tickets

Stay Required

Stay at the Hospital – 3 to 6 days   
Stay in India – 12 to 14 days

The cost quoted above is indicative and should not be taken as the final cost of the surgery. The final cost can be ascertained after the surgeon has evaluated the patient. The cost in Indian Rupees can vary based on exchange rate.

Radical Nephrectomy Cost in India starts from US $ 3500 and varies depending on your medical condition, technique of surgery, surgeon, facility and the city where you choose to get the surgery done.

Factors that affect Radical Nephrectomy cost in India
  • Urologist’s Fees

    An important expense when it comes to your radical nephrectomy is going to be your urologist’s fees. IndiCure recommends experienced, skilled, board-certified surgeons who are capable of delivering successful surgeries. The charges may vary depending on the experience of the surgeon, popularity, and the approach to treatment. However, you can be assured that you are in safe and skilled hands when you choose medical treatment in India with IndiCure.

  • Type of Surgical Approach

    A significant portion of the overall cost of the surgery arises from the technique used to perform the surgery, or the use of any customized surgical instruments or specialized technology. With the hopes of improving patient care, new techniques and technologies are often introduced to the surgical process. Such innovative advancements in the surgical approach can increase costs.

  • Surgical Facility

    Having your radical nephrectomy in an accredited surgical facility by skilled and qualified medical staff is a critical factor. Moreover, the geographical location of this facility also affects the quote. But, IndiCure provides you with a projected estimate that will be all inclusive and affordable.

  • Surgery-Related Expenses

    The surgery-related expenses include the pre- and post-surgical expenses. The pre-surgical expenses are associated with the candidacy and the medical history of the patient. This also includes the routine medical exams and tests to ensure you’re a good fit for the surgery. Post-surgical expenses may include prescription medications and follow-up consultations.

We at IndiCure, understand that you travel with a budget in mind and do not like to be greeted by surprises after arrival in India. We thus club all these expenses and give you the package cost that is inclusive and affordable at the same time.

Your case manager shall give you an estimated cost of your surgery after discussing your medical reports with the surgeon. The final cost, however, shall be confirmed after your consultation with the surgeon.

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Best Urologists in India

Dr. H S Bhatyal
40+ Years of Experience

Dr. H. S. Bhatyal is one of India’s most known and skilled urological surgeons. He has more than 40 years of experience, with a focus on renal transplantation. He has received the Dr. CKP Menon Award and holds Limca Book of Records National Record Edition 2001 record holder.

Dr Vikram Sharma
Dr. Vikram Sharma
MBBS, MS, Dipl (Urology)
30+ Years of Experience

With 30 years of clinical experience, Dr. Sharma is one of the most senior pioneers and inventors in the field of Indian Urology. He is the Director of Urology, Andrology, Robotics, and Kidney Transplant Surgery at Fortis Memorial Research Institute in Gurgaon, and is a nationally and internationally recognised expert.

Dr. Pankaj Maheshwari
23+ Years of Experience

One of the most famous names in Urology in India, Dr Maheshwari received a Traveling Fellowship from the Societe Internationale d’Urologie in 1999-2000, which he used to train in Holmium laser urology in New Zealand and New York. In India, he was a pioneer in the use of the Holmium laser in urology.

Best Urology Hospitals in India

BLK-Max-Superspecialty-Hospital Delhi
BLK Hospital

New Delhi

BL Kapur Memorial Hospital is one of the biggest standalone private hospitals in Delhi, NCR. Established by late Dr. B L Kapur, an eminent Obstetrician, and Gynecologist on invitation by then Prime Minister of India, Mr. Jawahar Lal Nehru. The institute went on to become one of Delhi’s premier multi-specialty hospitals.

Fortis Hospital


Fortis Hospital, Mulund is a 300 bedded multispeciality tertiary care facility situated in the centre of the city, offering a range of clinical, diagnostic, and surgical services. The hospital began operations in 2002 and since then has achieved various milestones.

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What is Radical Nephrectomy ?

A nephrectomy is a procedure performed by a urologist to remove a malignant tumor or abnormal tissue growth in the kidney. Renal cell carcinoma, the most prevalent type of kidney cancer in adults, originates in the cells that line the tiny tubes that run through your kidneys.

Kidney tumors in children are quite uncommon. When they do occur, however, children are more likely to develop Wilms’ tumor, a kind of kidney cancer characterized by inadequate kidney cell growth.

The following are some of the most common indications for nephrectomy:

  • Renal cell carcinoma
  • A non-functioning kidney (which may cause hypertension)
  • Congenitally small kidney (which may cause pain and other complications due to swelling)
  • Severely damaged or scarred kidney
  • Kidney transplantation

Types of Nephrectomy:

The following are the three main types of kidney removal (Nephrectomy) procedures:

Simple Nephrectomy: A simple nephrectomy is a surgical surgery in which only the sick or injured kidney is removed.

Partial Nephrectomy: A partial nephrectomy is when only a portion of the kidney is removed. Patients with only one kidney are more likely to undergo this operation.

Radical Nephrectomy: The kidney, the adrenal glands, the surrounding fatty tissues, and the lymph nodes in the kidney’s proximity are all removed during a radical nephrectomy. In the case of cancer patients, a radical nephrectomy is frequently performed.

The decision about how much kidney tissue to remove depends on:

  • Whether a tumor is confined to the kidney
  • Whether there is more than one tumor
  • How much of the kidney is affected
  • Whether the cancer affects nearby tissue
  • How well the other kidney functions
  • Whether other diseases affect kidney function

Techniques to Perform Nephrectomy:

There are two procedures to do radical nephrectomy, both of which are equally effective. The operation can be performed through an abdominal wall cut to directly reach the kidney and tumor (open surgery). It’s also possible to look within the body using tube-like equipment inserted through small wounds (laparoscopic surgery). A surgical robot system can also help in laparoscopic surgery.

Although laparoscopic surgery is often faster than open surgery, the method is rigorous, and the doctor must have prior expertise doing this type of surgery. When compared to laparoscopy, the open technique takes longer to recover from and has a higher risk of pain and complications.

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When is Radical Nephrectomy required ?

You might have this procedure because you have a kidney disease or injury, kidney cancer, or because you’re donating your kidney.

How is Radical Nephrectomy done?

Step 1

For radical nephrectomy, the patient is given general anesthesia. To begin, the size of the tumor is determined.

Step 2

To prevent tumor spillage, the surgeon keeps your kidney covered with a protective layer of fatty tissue. The surgeon then separates the renal artery, renal vein, and ureter from the kidney. Finally, the kidney is removed.

Step 3

The surgeon may remove the adrenal gland that sits atop the kidney if a tumor is close to or involves the adrenal gland. In some cases lymph nodes or other tissues are removed as well.

What is the Recovery after Radical Nephrectomy like?

In the case of open surgery, the patient will usually be needed to stay in the hospital for one week. In the case of laparoscopic surgery, however, this is not the case. In the case of laparoscopic nephrectomy, the patient is usually released two days after surgery.

After laparoscopic surgery, a patient may require 2 to 4 weeks of rest before returning to normal everyday work, whereas an open surgical operation may require 8 to 12 weeks. When compared to open surgery, the possibilities of scarring of the tissues are substantially lower with laparoscopic surgery. Full recovery, including the ability to lift and engage in strenuous activities, may take up to 8-10 weeks.

What Results Can I Expect from Radical Nephrectomy?

Radical nephrectomy is a common procedure for kidney cancer that has not spread to other tissue. Most patients are cancer-free up to 5 years after surgery.

Questions to Ask

We at IndiCure completely understand your concerns and it is always our endeavor to provide the best outcome for every patient. Following is the list of questions you must ask before you embark on your journey for Radical Nephrectomy in India.

  • Is it time for a Radical Nephrectomy surgery?
  • Is the urologist board certified?
  • How experienced is the Surgeon?
  • Which language does the surgeon speak?
  • Is the treatment done in a well-equipped facility?
  • Can you give me any information on outcomes and complication rates?
  • How much pain can I expect, and how will it be managed in the hospital and after I go home?
  • What about the risks involved?
  • Does the surgeon use a certified anesthetist?
  • How long will the recovery period be?

Preparation for the Surgery

Prepare to answer questions about your:

  • Medical history and exams
  • Previous surgeries
  • Current medication review
  • History of smoking, drugs, or alcohol

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Frequently Asked Questions

In comparison to open surgery, laparoscopic nephrectomy has several advantages for patients, including less blood loss, less postoperative pain, a shorter hospital stay, less scarring, and a speedier recovery. Open surgery necessitates a big abdominal incision to access the kidney, but laparoscopy, as a minimally invasive procedure, only necessitates 3-4 keyhole incisions in the abdomen, limiting surgical stress to the tissues.

A basic nephrectomy performed laparoscopically or robotically can take anything from 2 to 4 hours. Depending on the medical condition and the size of the tumor to be removed, a partial or radical nephrectomy can take another 1 to 2 hours.

After a three-day to one-week stay in the hospital (depending on the type of surgery), the sutures are normally removed a week later. The doctor will schedule a follow-up visit to assess the patient’s progress, and if all is well, the patient will be cleared to fly back to their home country.

If you have a laparoscopic or robotic nephrectomy, you should expect to recover in 10-14 days, or 6 to 8 weeks if you have an open nephrectomy. After this period of rehabilitation, one can resume employment and other regular activities.

It is recommended that you do not drive for at least two weeks after your surgery.

No, once patients have recovered and their hunger has improved, they can return to a regular balanced diet.

Before undergoing kidney removal surgery, a donor is thoroughly assessed, and the long-term hazards of living with one kidney are not significantly higher than in the general population.

For the first four weeks after surgery, avoid strenuous activities and heavy lifting.

During the first two weeks after surgery, it is recommended that you walk 6 times a day, as prolonged sitting or lying down might raise the risk of pneumonia and deep vein thrombosis.

It is permissible to climb the stairs, but only with caution.

Driving should be avoided until the narcotic pain medication is continued and the waist range of motion is regained.

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