NICE has been notified about this procedure and it is part of its work programme. The Interventional Procedures Advisory Committee (IPAC) will consider this procedure and NICE will issue an interventional procedures consultation document about its safety and efficacy for 4 weeks’ public consultation. IPAC will then review the consultation document in the light of comments received and produce a final interventional procedures document, which will be considered by NICE before guidance is issued to the NHS in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.
Status In progress
Process IP
ID number 1795
Description Laparoscopic renal denervation is a minimally invasive procedure to interrupt the sensorial and sympathetic innervation of the kidney to control the pain. The procedure is done under general anaesthesia, using a retroperitoneal approach. Lymphatic and nervous tissue are stripped off the renal artery and vein with subsequent division of all perihilar nervous tissue, with or without mobilisation of the kidney. The laparoscopic technique aims to reduce the anaesthetic time and produce a quicker recovery time than open surgical techniques.

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Key events during the development of the guidance:

Date Update
27 May 2021 - 25 June 2021 Interventional procedure consultation

For further information on how we develop guidance, please see our page about NICE interventional procedures guidance