Adrenalectomy (Robotic, Laparoscopic, or Open)
|Adrenalectomy is surgery to remove one or more adrenal gland. The adrenal glands are part of the endocrine system and are located just above the kidneys.
Adrenalectomy is a procedure that can be performed using traditional “open” surgery or less invasive laparascopic techniques. Laparoscopic procedures use smaller surgical cuts than open surgery.
For the surgery, you will be placed under general anesthesia (unconscious and pain-free). The surgeon makes a surgical cut in the abdomen and removes the adrenal gland through this opening. (The size and number of cuts depends on which surgical technique is used).
The tissue is sent to a pathologist for examination.
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