Dec 22, 2010 - 3:35 pm
At thanksgiving I found that I have a Bosniak Type II cyst (4cm X 3.5cm) on the upper pole of my right kidney and a much larger Bosniak Type IIF 8.0cm X 6.0 cm complex cyst on the mid pole of the same right kidney. I also hava a smaller Type I (1.5 X 2.0) cyst at the bottom of the right kidney. There are no cysts on my left kidney. I have no symptoms. These were found during an ultra sound for another reason.
My local urologist told me he could only take out the entire kidney and told me to go to the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland OH to see Dr. Kaouk who specializes in robotic partial nephrectomy. I went to Cleveland in early December to see Dr. Kaouk. He told me I had two options; watchful waiting or go in for surgery. I told him I was concerned about the large size of the two complex cysts. I asked him what he would do if it was his kidney and he told me he would operate. So I am scheduled for early February to do a robotic partial nephrectomy of my right kidney.
Anyone else have situations like this? Am I doing the right thing?