noun. surgical removal of a kidney.
- cutting out
- -ectomy (English)
- nephro- (English)
Sentences with nephrectomy
Doctors recommend nephrectomy, or removal of one of the body's two kidneys, for a patient with disease in the kidney or a person willing to donate a kidney to another patient 12.
2. Noun, singular or mass
It's important to keep the bowels moving while recovering from a nephrectomy**, so the doctor may prescribe a stool softener 2.