An Adrenalectomy is a surgical procedure that involves the removal of one or both adrenal glands. Adrenal glands are a pair of small glands just above each kidney that produce hormones which regulate essential functions in the body including metabolism, blood pressure, immune system and blood sugar among others.
At Clemenceau Medical Centre Hospital in Dubai, we use the latest minimally invasive procedures such as Robotic Adrenalectomy & Laparoscopic Adrenalectomy to ensure we provide the best adrenalectomy surgery outcomes in Dubai.
Adrenal problems can lead to symptoms such as:
Preparation for Adrenalectomy
Prior to the Adrenalectomy procedure you will be given instructions to follow for the days prior. This may include stopping usage of certain medications, avoiding food and water the day before the surgery etc.
Laparoscopic adrenalectomy: In this procedure, the surgeon makes a few small incisions and performs a minimally invasive procedure. The method uses a thin tube equipped with a tiny video camera and a laparoscope. When using this, the doctor can see the inside of the body.
A laparoscopic adrenalectomy leaves smaller scars, causes minimal pain, and carries fewer risks than an open adrenalectomy.
This is an advanced laparoscopic surgery that is robot assisted. The robot allows our surgeons to perform even more complex surgeries with even less pain and incisions vs traditional laparoscopic surgery.
Open Adrenalectomy: Here the surgeon may use open surgery if the tumor is large or might be cancerous. He/she makes an open incision in the abdomen to remove the glands.
Note that robotic surgery uses the same incisions but uses wristed rather rigid instruments.
Post-Op Guidelines After an Adrenalectomy