Piedmont Transplant Institute has the first and only transplant program in Georgia, as well as in the Southeast, offering robotic donor nephrectomy. This type of surgery is minimally invasive and allows trained physicians to operate more precisely through small, keyhole incisions which provide better visualization for the physicians than traditional laparoscopic surgery. These incisions typically take less time to heal than normal surgical incisions and donors experience much less post-operative pain with less chance of infection.
Robotic transplant procedures available at Piedmont include:
Choledochol cyst resection and reconstruction
Removal of polycystic kidneys
Robotic donor nephrectomy
Robotic liver resections
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