Kidney Cancer Management
The UC Irvine Health Center for Urological Care team includes the nation's most experienced kidney cancer specialists whose mission is to provide personalized care that is tailored to each patient's individual needs.
In-office kidney biopsy
The UC Irvine Health team was among the first anywhere to use advanced ultrasound-targeting technologies to biopsy small renal masses in an outpatient setting. The procedure causes little pain to patients but the histology information it provides allows our kidney experts to offer targeted treatment strategies.
These include minimally invasive partial nephrectomies performed through keyhole incisions or cyroablation to destroy cancer cells with cold or heat energy.
Robot-assisted laparoscopic partial nephrectomy
The UC Irvine Health team is highly skilled at performing partial nephrectomies using the da Vinci Surgical System® to precisely remove cancer tissue while preserving as much kidney function as possible. The combination of our surgeons' experience and this technology has resulted in high success rates with fewer complications.
Laparoscopic and percutaneous kidney cryoablation
Our urologists collectively are among the most experienced in the world at kidney cancer ablation. Partnering with interventional radiologists and other physicians who are part of the UC Irvine Health Ablative Oncology Center, we have developed techniques to target kidney cancer tumors through the skin with an unparalleled level of accuracy and safety.
Using state-of-the-art, image-guided technologies, our specialists insert insert thin needle-like probes directly into the kidney tumors to destroy them with super-cooled temperatures or heat.
Cryoablation offers appropriately selected patients the most minimally invasive treatment option. Many patients are able to go home the same day without visible scarring.
For more information or to schedule a consultation, please call us at 714-292-9716.