The adrenal glands are small, triangular-shaped organs located on the top of each kidney. These glands are part of the endocrine system and responsible for producing hormones that are crucial for many different functions. When the adrenal glands are dysfunctional due to tumors, cancer or other abnormalities, an adrenalectomy may be required to remove one or both adrenal glands. Danny Shouhed, M.D. is a board-certified gastrointestinal surgeon who can perform minimally-invasive adrenalectomy through his practice in Los Angeles.
The adrenal glands are small organs, requiring precision and accuracy when performing surgery. Adrenalectomy can be used to remove tumors on the adrenal glands that are causing dysfunction or are malignant, or to remove the entire adrenal gland. The adrenal glands produce hormones that are vital for life, like cortisol. If one adrenal gland is removed, the other can continue producing the necessary hormones. If an adrenalectomy is needed to remove both adrenal glands, patients will need to be on hormone therapy to replace their missing hormones.
Dr. Danny Shouhed is a top GI surgeon who specializes in robotic and minimally-invasive surgery. Adrenalectomies can be performed using laparoscopic and robotic methods, which allow for more precision during the procedure and less risk for the patient. Most adrenalectomies can be completed using tiny incisions to access the abdominal cavity and adrenal glands. The specialized surgical instruments and a small camera can be used to perform the removal of adrenal tumors or the entire gland without the need for open surgery.
Adrenal gland dysfunction can cause serious health problems. If you require an adrenalectomy, you can trust the experience and expertise of Dr. Danny Shouhed. To discuss adrenal gland treatment or removal, contact us at our clinic in Los Angeles. Call to book your consultation with Dr. Shouhed to learn more about adrenalectomy for adrenal gland removal.