NYU Adrenal Surgery
Adrenal glands are small organs located on top of each kidney. Tumors of the adrenal glands are often hormonally active, and may result in high blood pressure, rapid heart rate, headache, sweating, easy bruising, fatigue, fluid retention, low potassium levels, and many additional problems. Some adrenal tumors may be malignant.
At NYU, Almost all adrenal operations can be performed using a minimally invasive approach through 3-4 tiny incisions. Minimally invasive adrenalectomy using both laparoscopic and retroperitoneoscopic approaches. This permits rapid recovery and significantly less discomfort than surgery performed in the traditional “open” manner.
Almost all patients are discharged home 24-48 hours after surgery.