Kidney Cancer Specialist

Alex Lesani, MD

Robotic Surgeon located in Las Vegas, NV

Have you been experiencing regular fatigue and back pain and aren’t quite sure of the cause? Have you been losing weight despite maintaining your regular diet? If so, consider having an examination for kidney cancer at the office of Dr. Alex Lesani, MD, in Las Vegas, Nevada. Dr. Lesani is the only fellowship trained minimally invasive urologist in Southern Nevada, and provides patients with the latest in technology and years of experience to help pinpoint the cause of their pain and get them on track to recovery faster. If you think you might be experiencing symptoms of kidney cancer, call today or book an appointment online.

Kidney Cancer Q & A

What are the symptoms of kidney cancer?

Unlike some other types of cancer, kidney cancer rarely causes symptoms in its early stages. Instead, the disease usually only exhibits symptoms in later stages when treatment can prove more difficult. These symptoms include:

  • Discolored urine, including pink, red, or brown hues
  • Back or side pain that doesn’t go away
  • Fatigue
  • Loss of appetite
  • Weight loss

Since symptoms of kidney cancer are indicative of a more advanced stage, it’s important to get a checkup right away if you think you’re suffering from unusual symptoms or if you have a family history of kidney cancer.

What causes kidney cancer?

Even though there isn’t a single cause of kidney cancer, there are a series of risk factors that can increase your chances of developing the disease:

  • Advanced age
  • Smoking
  • Obesity
  • High blood pressure
  • Inherited conditions or syndromes, such as tuberous sclerosis complex or a family history of kidney cancer
  • Exposure to cancer-causing substances, such as cadmium or pesticides.

How is kidney cancer treated?

Many cases of kidney cancer require a combination of medical interventions for successful treatment. Dr. Lesani performs one or several of the following treatment options depending on the severity of your kidney cancer:


Dr. Lesani has the most experience in robotic surgery in all of Southern Nevada. In fact, he’s the only fellowship trained minimally invasive urologic surgeon in the area and the busiest in the entire state.

During surgery for kidney cancer, Dr. Lesani uses the da Vinci® robotic surgery system to either remove the tumor from the kidney or remove the affected kidney entirely. If your cancer is located solely in your kidney, no further treatment is necessary aside from regular checkups with Dr. Lesani.

Advanced and Recurrent Treatments

For more advanced stages of kidney cancer, Dr. Lesani may use radiation therapy, chemotherapy, and other nonsurgical interventions to slow the growth of the cancer and kill remaining cancer cells in targeted areas of your body. What kind of treatment you receive and how long you’ll need to receive treatment depends on the stage of your cancer, your health, and your treatment preferences.

If you have a family history of kidney cancer or you’re worried your symptoms might be indicative of the disease, schedule a consultation with Dr. Lesani. With his vast experience in treating kidney cancer and exceptional minimally invasive surgery skills that you won’t find anywhere else, Dr. Lesani is the only urologist in Southern Nevada you should trust. Call his office to schedule a consultation or book an appointment online today.