A multidisciplinary team committed to providing comprehensive care for patients.
The Adrenal Center at Medical Center at Augusta University consists of a multidisciplinary team committed to providing comprehensive care for patients with disorders of the adrenal gland(s).
Surgical removal of the adrenal gland can result in significant complications:
- Injury to surrounding organs (liver, spleen, bowel, kidney)
- Hypertensive crisis that may lead to a heart attack or stroke.
What is Laparoscopic Adrenal Surgery?
Laparoscopic adrenalectomy is an improved technique for removing the adrenal gland, with many benefits:
- Aldosterone-secreting adrenal tumors (Conn's syndrome)
- Cortisol-secreting adrenal tumors (Cushing's syndrome)
- Adrenalin-producing adrenal tumors (Pheochromocytoma)
- Primary adrenal hyperplasia
- Adrenal hyperplasia after failed treatment of Cushing's disease
- Large nonfunctioning adrenal tumors (<10-12cm)
- Adrenal metastasis
The operation is performed using small skin incisions and a camera called a laparoscop. The many benefits of performing a laparscopic adrenalectomy include:
- It represents a significant advance in caring for patients with adrenal gland disease.
- Complications are minimized when performed by surgeons with expertise.
- Laparoscopic adrenalectomy at Medical Center at Augusta University is performed by surgeons with expertise and specialized (fellowship) training in laparoscopic or minimally invasive surgery
Adrenal Surgery: What to expect