Veterinary Surgery Service

131 Hospital Drive N.E. Suite 2
Ft. Walton Beach, FL 32548



Nephrectomy is the surgical removal of the kidney and its associated ureter. This surgical procedure is used to treat irreversible conditions of the kidney and ureter. Conditions treated by nephrectomy include trauma to the kidney and/or ureter, cancer, ureteral abnormalities, and persistent infection. Depending on the condition, nephrectomy can be a primary intervention in cases such as kidney cancer that has not metastasized or a measure for more advanced diseases such as persistent kidney infection. Before a nephrectomy procedure can be performed, there are several steps that must be taken. The health of the kidney that is not being removed should be assessed using glomerular filtration rate (GFR) if possible. If cancer is suspected, a full staging will be required to determine the extent the cancer has spread throughout the body.

How much does a Nephrectomy cost?

The all inclusive fee is $4,380.00

This includes:

  • Intake Physical Examination
  • Assessment of remaining kidney health
  • Pre-Anesthetic Bloodwork: CBC, full chemistry panel, clotting profile when indicated
  • EKG
  • I.V. Catheter
  • I.V. Fluids
  • Pre-Anesthetic analgesia drugs
  • Anesthesia induction drugs tailored to the individual patient
  • Preoperative imaging (radiographs, CT scan)
  • Anesthesia Maintenance on isoflurane
  • Anesthesia monitoring by: EKG, CO2 end tidal, O2 saturation, Blood pressure, body temperature
  • Nephrectomy Surgery
  • Histopathology
  • Post-surgical recovery monitoring
  • Post-surgical therapy laser treatment
  • Hospitalization as required
  • Take home medications
  • Recheck appointments