Adrenal Surgery

An

Endocrine Surgeon

performs surgery to remove part or all of the

adrenal glands

. Adrenal glands are located at the top of the

kidneys

and produce hormones such as

cortisol

and

adrenaline

. The adrenal glands interact with other glands like the

pituitary

and

hypothalamus

in the brain. Disorders of the Adrenal glands can either make the glands over produce or under produce hormones. Disorders include

Cushing’s Syndrome

,

Addison’s Disease

and

Congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH)

. An adrenal disorder can also be caused by

adrenal tumours

. Surgeries to remove tumours from the adrenal glands include

Posterior Retroperitoneoscopic Adrenalectomy

,

Laparoscopic Transabdominal Adrenalectomy

and

Open Adrenalectomy

.

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