Nephrectomy: Caring for your child at home

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Nephrectomy is an operation to remove one of your child's kidneys. Learn how to take care of your child at home after the operation.

Key points

  • A nephrectomy is a surgery to remove a kidney.
  • Your child should take all their medications as directed by the doctor.
  • Your child should avoid rough play, contact sports and gym class until after their follow-up appointment.
Last updated: January 10th 2011