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The Surgery

Transplant Surgeons

Aleksandr Kurbanov, MD
George S. Lipkowitz, MD, Chief
Robert Madden, MD
Kenneth J. McPartland, MD


Surgical removal of a kidney is called nephrectomy.

  • Baystate Medical Center's transplant team performs the majority of donor nephrectomies using minimally invasive surgical methods.
  • Minimally invasive surgery means:
    • Much smaller incisions
    • Faster healing and recovery
    • Reduced risk of infection

On rare occasions, the more traditional method of surgery may be necessary, but this will be discussed with you in advance.