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Adrenal Surgery

Our many fellowship-trained surgeons offer multiple options for your adrenal and endocrine health. Our mission is to use the most effective diagnostic tests for adrenal disorders and remove the adrenal tumors through minimally invasive techniques when possible.

The adrenal gland makes four types of hormones that help regulate the body’s function including adrenaline, steroids, sex hormones and those that control the body’s salt and water content.

When tumors are present in the adrenal gland, they negatively affect the way the body produces these hormones and often result in diseases that lead to hypertension, weakening of the muscles, weight gain, buffalo humps and bruising.

Adrenal surgery is used to treat those diseases by removing benign and malignant tumors within the adrenal gland.

Adrenal surgery is used to treat conditions such as: 

  • Aldosterone/Conn’s syndrome 
  • Cortisol/Cushing’s syndrome 
  • Pheochromocytomas 
  • Adrenal cysts and pseudocysts 
  • Adrenal metastases 
  • Adrenal cortical cancer (ACC) 

Surgeries offered include: 

  • Laparoscopic transabdominal adrenalectomy 
  • Laparoscopic retroperitoneal adrenalectomy 
  • Open adrenalectomy 
  • Parathyroid surgery 
  • Thyroid surgery

Doctors Specializing in Adrenal Surgery

At Providence, you'll have access to a vast network of dedicated and compassionate providers who offer personalized care by focusing on treatment, prevention and health education.