What are the risks and possible complications of adrenalectomy?
As with any surgical procedure, complications may occur. They are more likely with open adrenalectomy than with laparoscopic adrenalectomy.
Laparoscopic adrenalectomy leaves smaller scars, causes less pain and carries fewer risks. Patients who have laparoscopic adrenalectomy have a shorter hospital stay. They can usually get back to their usual activities faster. Still, your surgical team will monitor you for:
- Bleeding and blood clots.
- Damage to nearby organs.
- Reactions to anesthesia.
- Problems with wound healing.