Adrenal Tumor Treatment Options
Surgical removal of an adrenal gland (adrenalectomy) is usually the treatment of choice for adrenal tumors that are causing symptoms due to excess hormone production, or tumors that are malignant. Often this surgery can be performed laparoscopically using minimally invasive techniques.
When an adrenal gland has been removed the remaining adrenal gland will gradually take over its functions. Your doctor may prescribe medications to help during this transition period.
It is possible for an adrenal cancer to return even after successful surgery. Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore provides a highly skilled and caring team of physicians who can work together to provide a personalized plan of care to delay tumor recurrence, slow tumor growth, decrease tumor size and reduce symptoms and possible side effects of treatment.
Minimally Invasive Surgery Advantages
The typical advantages of minimally invasive surgery for adrenalectomy are:
- Less pain after surgery
- Shorter hospital stay
- Faster return to normal activities
- Less scarring