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Robotic Adrenalectomy (Adrenal Gland Removal) Surgery

What is an adrenalectomy?

Surgery to remove one or both adrenal glands is known as an adrenalectomy. The adrenal glands are located above each kidney and are part of the endocrine system. A tumor may form inside the adrenal gland and may produce too much hormone in a patient, prompting the removal of the adrenal gland.

The glands produce hormones including adrenaline, aldosterone, and cortisol. While also regulating blood sugar, blood pressure, and other important body functions.

Why is adrenal gland surgery performed?

A tumor may form inside the adrenal gland and be removed. The tumor could become cancerous. The majority of adrenal gland tumors are noncancerous. The surgeon controls the da Vinci™ Surgical System and operates. Depending on the tumor size or if there's a tumor in the adrenal gland, the surgeon will advise the best approach for you.

da Vinci™ SP Surgical System

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da Vinci™ SP Surgical System

Our Lee Health surgeons use the da Vinci™ Surgical System, to operate through just a few small incisions. The da Vinci™ System features a magnified 3D high-definition vision system and tiny wristed instruments that bend and rotate far greater than the human hand.

As a result, da Vinci™ enables your surgeon to perform your surgery with enhanced vision, precision, and control. Robotic adrenalectomy surgery enables you to recover faster and with less pain than traditional open surgery.

The da Vinci® SP provides a unique and new surgical approach to very invasive traditional alternatives.

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Robotic-assisted surgery technology offered in Southwest Florida

We are proud to bring this cutting-edge technology to Southwest Florida, so our patients can get the care they need close to home. Robotic-assisted surgery is a huge benefit to our patients at Lee Health which means fewer patients will have to leave the region to get treatment.

What are the benefits to robotic assisted compared to traditional surgery?

Compared to traditional open surgeries, the benefits of da Vinci® surgery can include:

  • Smaller scars
  • Shorter hospital time
  • Lower risk of adverse side effects
  • Faster recovery time
  • Less pain
  • No blood donation prior to surgery
  • Less blood loss
  • Quicker return to normal activity

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