Adrenal gland surgery (adrenalectomy) is a procedure performed in patients with benign or cancerous tumours of an adrenal gland. Every person has two of those glands, located above each of the kidneys. They produce and release hormones that regulate multiple functions of Your body. For instance, they have a significant influence on Your metabolism, blood pressure and heart rate.
Tumours of adrenal glands secrete large amounts of adrenal hormones, which results in symptoms such as abdominal obesity, hypertension and muscle weakness. They can cause diseases such as Cushing’s syndrome. Laparoscopic adrenal gland surgery is an effective treatment for those conditions. Before the surgery, each patient has to undergo a thorough examination. It lets the physician decide if adrenalectomy is the right method for Them.