Laparoscopic Adrenalectomy

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An adrenalectomy is a surgical procedure designed to remove one or both adrenal glands (located above the kidney). Adrenalectomies are used to treat cancerous or benign (non-cancerous) tumors that develop in the adrenal gland. The procedure is performed using traditional long incisions or laparoscopically.

Traditional adrenalectomies use a horizontal incision under the rib cage, a vertical incision in the middle of the stomach, an incision along the back under the rib cage, or incisions on both sides of the body. The adrenal glands are then disconnected from associated blood vessels and removed. Laparoscopic adrenalectomies use 3 to 4 small incisions, small instruments, and a small tube with a camera on the end (the laparoscope). The abdomen is expanded by filling it with gas, and the camera is used to visualize the adrenal glands. A small plastic bag is inserted into the abdomen and used to collect the glands. Then, the bag is removed through an incision located in the belly button.


Our Surgeons Specializing in Laparoscopic Adrenalectomy

Allen Agapay, MD
Ravia Bokhari, MD, FACS
Michael Buckmire, MD, FACS, FASCRS
Ashley Casano, DO
Charles Castillo, MD, FACS
Suzan Cortesi, MD, FACS
Lawrence Damore II, MD, FACS
Tracy Freeborn, DO, FACS
Jordan Glenn, DO
Rita Hadley, MD, FACS, PHD
Theodore Haley, MD, FACS
Richard Harding, MD, FACS
Sumeet Kadakia, MD, FACS
Jon King, MD, FACS
Daveshni Kumar, MD
Matthew Marini, MD, FACS
Kevin Masur, MD, FACS
Cole McEwen, MD
Richard Oh, MD, FACS
Jennifer Reitz, MD, FACS
Greg Rula, MD, FACS
David Smith, MD, FACS
Craig Szafranski, MD, FACS