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Nephrectomy is a major surgical procedure to remove all or a portion of the kidney. The kidneys are two bean-shaped small organs in the abdomen. They help in filtering water and waste products from the blood. They also produce certain hormones in the body. Kidney removal procedure can take 3 or more hours.

Our kidneys are a pair of bean-shaped organs located on either sides of the body, below the ribs and behind the abdomen. Each kidney is about 4 to 5 inches long, about the size of a large fist. The kidneys’ work is to filter the blood. They remove wastes, keep the body’s fluid balance, and maintain the levels of electrolytes.

Kidney stones are solid masses made up of crystals. Not all crystals formed in your body are same. They are made up of different substances. There are four main types of kidney stones. Knowing the different types of kidney stones can help your doctor to choose the suitable treatment for kidney stone you have.