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LAPAROSCOPIC SURGERY FOR ADRENAL GLANDS

The procedure of removal of an adrenal gland is called anadrenalecomy. There are two adrenal glands in the body on the right and left sides. The adrenal gland may be removed on one side or both sides at the time of surgery depending on the nature of disease. Laparoscopic Adrenalectomyis the procedure of choice for benign (non-cancerous) adrenal tumors. Laparoscopic surgery has proved to be a major advancement for the management of adrenal tumors.

 

Laparoscopic surgery and hand-assisted laparoscopic surgery (HALS) are "minimally invasive" procedures commonly used to treat diseases of the gastrointestinal tract. Unlike traditional surgery on the colon or other parts of the intestines where a long incision down the center of the abdomen is required.

 

Patients that have undergone laparoscopic adrenal surgery have much shorter hospitalization (the average hospitalization after a laparoscopic procedure is one to two days compared to five to seven days after an open procedure), more rapid recovery (approximately 2 weeks compared to 4 to 8 weeks after open surgery) and earlier return to work. The postoperative pain is markedly reduced after laparoscopic surgery and the general feeling of physical well being returns at a much faster rate.

 

we offer specialized expertise in Laparoscopic Adrenalectomy Common indications for laparoscopic removal of the adrenal gland are the following:

  • Benign Adrenal Tumour
  • Pheochromocytoma
  • Adrenal tumor (enlargement) discovered on CT scan
  • Cushing's syndrome. Removal of both adrenal glands is sometimes considered in patients who have brain pituitary tumors that produce excessive amounts of a hormone called ACTH.