What are the risks of an adrenalectomy?

Generally, complications from open adrenalectomy can be higher than laparoscopic adrenalectomy. Laparoscopic surgery does have some risks, including:

  • Blood clots
  • Bleeding or infections
  • Damage to nearby organs in the body
  • High blood pressure
  • Reactions to anesthesia and medicines
  • Wound problems or hernias

What are the benefits of laparoscopic adrenalectomy?

Some benefits include:

  • Smaller scars
  • Less risk of hernias
  • Reduced post operation pain
  • Shorter hospital stay (often 2-3 days)
  • Shorter recovery time (2-3 weeks)

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