Kidney donors will have a shorter recovery time and little or no scarring. The recipient still goes through the same procedure, but nice to make it easier for the donor to recover from the procedure and may serve to encourage donor programs. BD
CLEVELAND - Brad Kaster donated a kidney to his father this week, and he barely has a scar to show for it. The kidney was removed through a single incision in his bellybutton, a surgical procedure Cleveland Clinic doctors say will reduce recovery time and leave almost no scarring.