Your Scan Says Renal Mass

As nerve racking as this is to hear or read, try not to panic. Some renal "lesions" are not masses, just cysts. Cysts are often benign. Even if your lesion is a solid mass, not all of these are cancer

Renal Biopsy

Based on the National Cancer Consortium Guidelines (at - patients can see these recommendations too), the first step towards understanding the prognosis of a small renal mass is needle biopsy. This is because even solid masses are not always cancer

Robotic Partial Nephrectomy

The DaVinci Robot has allowed for elegant suturing and manipulation of the kidney and the mass inside of the body! This has become the gold standard for removing most small masses. Most of the kidney can be saved using this technique and for most tumors, cure rates are above 95%