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Adrenal Surgery

What do my adrenal glands do?

The adrenal glands are responsible for the production of a hormones that regulate your blood pressure, response to stress as well as sexual characteristics. These glands can occasionally overproduce excess amounts of these hormones which have significant long term effects if left untreated.

What adrenal conditions do you treat?

Common conditions that we manage include

  • Adrenal nodules/adenoma

  • Adrenal Cancer

  • Pheochromocytoma

  • Aldosterone producing tumours (Conn's Syndrome)

  • Adrenal cysts

What can I expect after adrenal surgery?

The majority of adrenal surgery is performed through minimally invasive laparoscopic (keyhole) surgery. The recovery for this is quick and most patients are discharged the following day and return to work within a week of surgery. Very large tumours and adrenal cancer is managed through an open operation where the priorities are to ensure the tumour is completely removed without any spillage of

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