Jefferson University Hospitals


If you've been diagnosed with a noncancerous (benign) adrenal tumor or adrenal cancer, an adrenalectomy may be a recommended treatment option to remove one or both of the adrenal glands.

At Jefferson Hospital in Philadelphia, our experienced minimally invasive general and endocrine surgeons perform either laparoscopic or open adrenalectomy, depending on your condition.

What does Laparoscopic Adrenalectomy Involve?

In laparoscopic adrenalectomy, several small cuts are made, which means a shorter stay and recovery time. In open surgery, your surgeon makes one large surgical cut to remove the gland.