Sam54 saidI will have my entire right kidney removed and thus a gash along the centre of my stomach. I'm a three times a week gym person with a bit of aerobics and hiking added in.
What exercises would be best for surgery and post-surgery recovery ( which is at least 4 weeks).
As others have said, a PT consultation is usually sent in for most surgeries, but that's at the discretion of the surgeon. If the surgeon does not suggest one, ask for one.
Pre-surgery, the more conditioned you are, the faster your recovery. Because the abdominal muscles will be incised, making sure you have a strong core (TrA mostly!) would be advantageous.
Post-op, it completely depends on the surgical method used and your surgeon's restrictions, some are more conservative than others. Best thing is to speak with your surgeon and PT.
The incision site will depend on the particular kidney condition/disease. The approach can be from the abdomen, the flank, or even the back.