Surgical procedure for removal of the adrenal gland
Typically, most people have two adrenal glands that sit on top of each kidney. The adrenal glands produce hormones that help regulate blood pressure, sugar level, and salt production. When these hormones are produced in excess, they can cause various illnesses. There are certain conditions of the adrenal gland that require removal.
Laparoscopic Adrenalectomy is a minimally invasive surgical procedure performed to remove one or both adrenal glands depending on the nature of the disease. The surgeon uses a laparoscope, a long slender instrument with a tiny camera on the end that produces a visual image of the inside of the abdomen so the surgeon can operate through four to five tiny incisions instead of one large incision, resulting in a minimal amount of pain/discomfort after surgery. When cleared by your physician you will be able to get out of bed and walk, begin to start eating, and be discharged home.