The adrenal glands are 2 small organs in the endocrine system that are located above the kidneys. The adrenal glands produce several different hormones that help regulate functions like the immune system, blood sugar, blood pressure, metabolism, and more. A tumor on the adrenal glands, whether it is cancerous (malignant) or benign, can cause problems with the function of the adrenal gland and the production of hormones. The skillful surgeons at Arizona Premier Surgery offer laparoscopic adrenalectomy for patients that can remove one or both of the adrenal glands with minimal incisions and a short recovery time. Patients with an adrenal disease like adrenal cancer or Cushing's syndrome can find relief with a total or partial adrenal gland removal.
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"I was so nervous about getting a referral to any surgeon from my past negative experiences, but everyone at Arizona Premier surgery were all very friendly, attentive, and explained everything clearly for the process I will be going through before and after my surgery. After dealing with many different doctors over the years with my condition, Dr. Star Eads is one of the kindest and most knowledgeable doctor I’ve ever had. I’m very happy with my experience with my Doctor and staff at AZ Premiere Surgery. Thank you :)"- J.C. / Google / Mar 25, 2021
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"I got my hernia surgery at Arizona Premier Surgery and would highly recommend them. The office staff was great with communication from beginning to end. Dr. Starr Eads did my surgery and she was amazing! I had a lot of questions and she answered them all very well and made me feel at ease, and the surgery and recovery went very well! Overall it was as great as experience as a surgery could be and would recommend Arizona Premier Surgery and Dr. Eads."- E.O. / Google / Feb 27, 2021
Common Reason for Surgery
A mass or tumor on one or both of the adrenal glands can cause an increase in the amount of hormones released to the body. A laparoscopic adrenalectomy is commonly used to remove one or both of the adrenal glands to prevent the cancer from spreading. Adrenal cancer may disrupt the production to phoecochromocytomas, aldosterone, and cortisol (causing Cushing's syndrome).
Using minimal incisions while the patient is under general anesthesia, the laparoscope will be inserted to view the adrenal glands. The surgeon will be able to remove the adrenal gland(s). The laparoscopic adrenalectomy leaves smaller scars, reduces recovery time, and decreases the risk of hernias developing after surgery compared to a traditional open adrenalectomy.
What to Expect
An adrenalectomy can be performed in about 2 hours as an out-patient procedure, so the patient will be able to leave the facility the same day as their surgery. Once home, most patients take about 2 weeks for recovery time before resuming regular activities and going to work. A follow up appointment will be scheduled with the doctor for 2 weeks after the surgery to examine the patient's health and the success of the surgery.
Plan Your Procedure
- Recovery Time
- 2 Weeks
- Average Procedure Time
- 2 Hours
- Post-op Follow-up
- 2 Weeks
- Procedure Recovery Location
Re-Balance Your Body
If you have been diagnosed or suspect you may have an adrenal disease, schedule a consultation at Arizona Premier Surgery to learn more about the minimally invasive laparoscopic adrenalectomy. Find out if a total or partial removal of the adrenal glands is a good option to restore the balance of your hormones.