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The adrenal glands make hormones like adrenaline and androgens (e.g., testosterone). Surgical removal of an adrenal gland is most commonly performed when a tumor is disrupting the normal process of creating hormones.
If your doctor has given you a diagnosis that requires the removal of one or both of your adrenal glands, Dignity Health Sacramento's laparoscopic specialists offer a minimally invasive option. This procedure, called laparoscopic adrenalectomy, is performed to remove one or both of the adrenal glands, which are located above each of the kidneys.
Adrenalectomy is recommended to treat many conditions, including:
In conventional open surgery, a large incision is made so the surgeon can remove one or both of your adrenal glands.
In contrast, Dignity Health surgeons perform minimally invasive adrenalectomy with only a few small incisions:
Laparoscopic adrenalectomy is performed while you are under general anesthesia and you will need to stay in the hospital for one or two days.
Dignity Health’s board-certified surgeons in Sacramento have undergone extensive fellowship training in advanced laparoscopic techniques, including robotic surgery. This combination of skill and technology offers patients a host of potential benefits, including:
You may be a candidate for a minimally invasive laparoscopic adrenalectomy. For a referral to a Dignity Health specialist, please call 888.253.1704.