The adrenal gland is located above the kidneys. Its functions include producing hormones that help regulate stress response and blood pressure. Reasons for removing the adrenal gland include the presence of an abnormal growth and inappropriate hormone production.
Please bring all recent laboratory and imaging studies with you to your preoperative appointment, including the CD of any recent CT or MRI studies.
As part of the evaluation of your adrenal gland, your urologist may order additional blood and urine tests.
Medications to avoid one week prior to surgery include:
Our office will instruct you specifically on which medications you should stop.
You will need to verify that you can stop these medications with the prescribing physician.
The procedure will be performed through 3-4 small laparoscopic incisions and will take about 3-4 hours to complete. Most patients stay in the hospital for 1-2 days following the procedure.
Potential complications include bleeding, infection, adjacent organ injury, and the need to convert to an open procedure.
Your diet can be gradually advanced following your procedure. Your urologist will discuss the final pathology of your procedure at your post operative appointment.