A/Prof. James Lee is highly experienced in all types of Adrenal surgery and endeavours to provide the highest quality care as well as the best results for each of his patients.
Adrenal glands are triangular shaped glands on top of your kidneys, typically 2 to 3 cm in size. Adrenal glands produce several hormones such as cortisol, aldosterone, adrenaline and noradrenaline which help control blood pressure, control your body’s response to stress, as well as some of the sex hormones.
You might require adrenal surgery (adrenalectomy) if the following occurs:
There are a couple of different approaches to adrenal surgery. Discuss with your surgeon which is suited to your case:
This surgery is performed under general anaesthesia so you won’t be awake. You will be given assistance to prevent any nausea or bodily function intervention throughout the procedure.
For laparoscopic surgery, 3 – 4 small incisions are made under your ribs either on the back or front of your body. For open surgery, one incision is made either in the midline or under the ribs. The surgery generally lasts for 2 – 4 hours.
If you have had keyhole surgery, within hours of your surgery, you should be able to walk around, eat, and drink normally. If you have open surgery, you may have to wait a bit longer to do all these things. For laparoscopic surgery, you may go home the morning after surgery, for open surgery, you may stay in the hospital for a few nights to properly recover.
If you require any type of adrenal surgery, A/Prof. James Lee ensures to provide his patients with the most education and communication possible throughout the course of the journey. If you have any questions or concerns regarding adrenal surgery, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with our team.
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