Laparoscopic Versus Open Live Donor Nephrectomy: Outcomes Analysis in 276 Consecutive Patients

Purpose: Minimally invasive surgical techniques have become the preferred method for live donor nephrectomy (DN) in many centers. We compare the experience with laparoscopic and open DN within a single institution.
Methods: Data on 276 consecutive live DN were entered prospectively (lap) or retrospectively (open) into a surgical outcomes database between 1998 and 2007. Demographic, intraoperative, and postoperative data were compared. All open DN were performed prior to the initiation a minimally invasive training program in August 2000. Data were analyzed by T-test and Chi-Square test. A p-value

Session: Podium Presentation

Program Number: S056

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