Santa Monica Adrenal Surgery
The adrenal glands are small, triangular organs located on either side of the liver that are responsible for the production of many vital hormones. When adrenal disease or dysfunction occurs, it can impact hormone balance and the multiple systems in the body that depend on these hormones for regulating function. When conservative treatments for adrenal gland disorders are ineffective, surgery may be required. Dr. Danny Shouhed is a board certified general surgeon in Santa Monica. Adrenal surgery, or adrenalectomy, is available for patients experiencing a serious adrenal gland disorder.
The most common adrenal surgery is an adrenalectomy. This procedure can be used to remove tumors on the adrenal glands or to remove one or both adrenal glands. Since the adrenal glands produce hormones like adrenaline, cortisol and steroid hormones that are needed for life, removing them is only considered when there is not an alternative. These small organs are connected to the liver, requiring meticulous accuracy when performing any type of adrenalectomy to avoid any damage to the liver.
Dr. Shouhed is one of the leaders in performing minimally-invasive and robotic surgeries, specializing in the abdominal cavity and gastrointestinal system. His expertise and experience are well-respected by his peers. Dr. Shouhed has published dozens of articles in medical journals, and he has been recognized throughout the medical community as a leader in his field. Patients experiencing adrenal gland disorders can trust Dr. Shouhed to perform an adrenalectomy using the least invasive methods possible with the lowest risk of complications.
Dr. Shouhed specializes in performing minimally-invasive surgery and uses these techniques whenever possible. With smaller incisions and using advanced medical technology, there are fewer risks for the patient. Adrenalectomies can be performed using robotic or laparoscopic methods in many cases, allowing for precise removal of the adrenal gland or adrenal tumor with less risk for damage to the liver or surrounding organs or tissues.
If you live in Santa Monica or Beverly Hills and need an experienced general surgeon who performs adrenal surgery, contact us at the office of Dr. Danny Shouhed in Santa Monica. Our team can schedule a consultation to discuss your treatment or surgical options.