Overview An adrenalectomy is an organ-removal surgery that removes one or both of your adrenal glands. The adrenal glands are two small organs, one located above each kidney. If one gland is removed, the procedure is called unilateral adrenalectomy. When two adrenal glands are removed, the procedure is called bilateral adrenalectomy. They secrete hormones that help regulate many bodily functions, including your immune system, metabolism, blood sugar levels, and blood pressure control. The most common...
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Kidney stone factsA kidney stone is a hard, crystalline mineral material formed within the kidney or urinary tract. Nephrolithiasis is the medical term for kidney stones. One in every 20 people develops kidney stones at some point in their life. Kidney stones form when there is a decrease in urine volume and/or an excess of stone-forming substances in the urine. Dehydration is a major risk factor for kidney stone formation. Symptoms of a kidney stone...
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