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 reasons for adrenalectomy are for removal of glands that overproduce hormones and cause disease, or for cancer that has grown within the adrenal gland. Occasionally the adrenal gland can grow so large and so fast that a benign (non-cancerous) tumour cannot be differentiated from a cancer. This is another situation where removal of the adrenal may be advised. Common reasons for removal of the adrenal gland include the following: Immediate Appointment with Dr. Ashish Sabharwal Urologist in Delhi : +91-9096436224
- Hyperfunctional tumors: tumors in the adrenal gland that inappropriately overproduce hormones
- Incidentalomas: tumors in the adrenal gland that are incidentally found by an imaging study performed for some other reason. (Not all incidentally found adrenal tumors need to be removed.)
- Adrenocortical carcinoma: a rare malignancy of the adrenal glands
- Metastases: cancer that originated in another part of the body and spreads to the adrenal glands Surgical techniques for removal of the adrenal gland
Traditionally the adrenal gland has been removed through open surgery and different surgical approaches have been utilized. Two common approaches have been to go through the abdomen or to go through the back. open surgery would be required for patients suffering from cancer of the adrenal glands or patients that have an abnormal and a very large adrenal gland that is greater than 10cm (6”). For all other patients a laparoscopic adrenalectomy is preferred.
Laparoscopic adrenalectomy is the procedure of choice for benign (non-cancerous) adrenal tumors. In this procedure three to five small incisions are made and a video camera and long tubes called ports through which long instruments are introduced into the abdomen for the surgery are utilized.
Patients undergoing laparoscopic surgery usually have shorter hospitalization (the average hospitalization after a laparoscopic procedure is one to two days compared to five to seven days after an open procedure), more rapid recovery (approximately 2 weeks compared to 4 to 8 weeks in open surgery) and earlier return to work. Laparoscopic adrenalectomy has proved to be a major advance in the management of adrenal tumors.
Adrenalectomy is performed by one of the best surgeons in India Dr Ashish Sabharwal. He is committed to providing the highest quality surgical service to the community and believes in a thorough, collaborative approach to providing the best possible treatment for your condition. All adrenal surgeries, are performed in specially design State-Of-Art Laparoscopic Operating Room. This operating room is equipped with cutting edge laparoscopic equipment and specifically design table allowing for positioning of the patient for this highly sophisticated procedure. A good surgeon knows how to operate. A better surgeon knows when to operate and the best surgeon knows when NOT to operate. Dr Ashish Sabharwal is a highly qualified and well trained in India & abroad having great experience in open and laparoscopy surgery. He has been rated as one of the Best Doctors in India and is one of the highest volume endocrine surgeons in the country.
Dr Ashish Sabharwal offer specialized expertise for this procedure. Dr Sabharwal is pioneer in the field of laparoscopic procedure utilizing a hand-access device and offer this procedure for larger tumors in the adrenal gland that otherwise would require an open surgical procedure.
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