Cleveland Clinic has one of the largest experiences in the United States with laparoscopic adrenal procedures. Because of our extensive experience, we believe there is seldom a compelling reason for an open adrenalectomy except for in the occasional patient with a large, locally invasive adrenal cancer. Minimally invasive adrenalectomy is our treatment of choice for virtually all benign and some metastatic adrenal tumors.
Laparoscopic treatment options include unilateral, bilateral or partial adrenalectomy. Needlescopic adrenalectomy, an even less invasive technique, has been developed and refined at Cleveland Clinic.