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Adrenal Disease Center

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Laparoscopic Adrenalectomy

Laparoscopic adrenalectomy is a technique used to remove tumors of the adrenal glands – small glands located above the kidneys that produce a variety of hormones. The procedure is performed through small incisions on the abdomen that then permit a more rapid recovery time (similar to a laparoscopic gall bladder removal). By using a minimally invasive approach, patients undergo a much shorter recovery time, and less postoperative pain than with open surgery. Adrenalectomy is recommended for a variety of conditions, including those described below.
Hyperaldosteronism

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Primary hyperaldosteronism is one of the most common curable causes of hypertension. This disorder is usually caused when either of the two adrenal glands produces too much aldosterone (aldosterone-producing adenoma) or when both of the adrenal glands are overactive (idiopathic adrenal hyperplasia). The treatment for an aldosterone producing adenoma is surgical removal of this gland using minimally invasive surgery, while the treatment for idiopathic adrenal hyperplasia is medication. Our endocrine surgeons will be able to determine which disease you have.

Cushing's Syndrome

Cushing's disease can be caused by a variety of diseases. It is important to determine the cause of this disease to decide on the best treatment options.

Pheochromocytoma

Pheochromocytoma occurs when an adrenal tumor produces too much catecholamine. Excess catecholamine can lead to headaches, palpitations, and sweating. If the diagnosis of pheochromocytoma is made, surgical removal of the tumor is needed. Our surgeons typically use minimally invasive approaches to remove the tumor.

Non-functioning Adrenal Tumors

This type of tumor does not make any of the hormones normally produced by the adrenal gland. This type of tumor can be benign or cancerous.

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