Adrenal gland removal - Adrenalectomy information and locations in Mexico

Adrenal glands or suprarenal glands are two triangle-shaped glands located on top of each kidney. Their role is to produce and release hormones that help control heart rate, blood pressure, metabolism and other important body functions.
Surgery to remove one or both adrenal glands is called adrenalectomy and is done when the glands are producing too much of certain hormones, or to remove a benign or malignant tumor. The surgical approach can be as an open surgery or using minimally invasive techniques like laparoscopy or robotic surgery.
If one adrenal gland is removed, you do not have to take hormone replacement medicine, as the remaining gland handles the job of both adrenal glands. But, if both adrenal glands were removed, you will have to take hormone replacement medicine for the rest of your life.
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Removes tumors
Can be minimally invasive
Prevents other conditions
Regulates hormone production
Procedure: 45 min.
Hospital stay: 4 hrs.
Cleared to fly: 2 - 5 days
After surgery
Out of town patients’ follow-ups are scheduled face-to-face with any specialist following the procedure. Patients are clear for flying after 2 - 5 days from the adrenal gland removal.
Note: See with the specialist what follow-up or postoperative care you need to take with a primary care physician, or specialist in your home city, regarding sutures or medication adjustments after the procedure.
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Adrenalectomy frequent questions

Get answers to our most frequently asked questions and what to expect after the surgery.
Why adrenal glands are removed?
An adrenalectomy is performed when one or both glands have a tumor or are producing too much of one hormone.
What are the symptoms?
The symptoms can vary according to the type of hormone. The most commons are conditions like Cussing syndrome, increased heart rate, weight loss, poor appetite, precocious puberty, among others.
Will the procedure be painful?
Surgeons use local anesthesia so you won't feel any pain. It's common to feel some discomfort, soreness, and pain in the area of the incisions.

Disclaimer: This information does not reflect the medical advice from our clinics. All cases are different and this treatment may not suit you. Always refer to a medical professional with the certification and experience. All of our physicians are fully qualified to perform these procedures. For more information and diagnosis contact one of our top specialized clinics.

In all medical procedures, there are chances of complications, the specialist will provide you detailed information about the risks of the procedure, talk to the specialist directly.