Surgical Options | White Plains Hospital

Surgical Options

Most adrenal tumors can be removed using minimally invasive techniques. We offer a wide variety of approaches which are tailored to the individual needs of the patient in order to maximize patient outcomes. These techniques include:

  • Laparoscopic transabdominal approach where small incisions are made in the abdomen to access the adrenal glands.
  • Laparoscopic retroperitoneal approach where small incisions are made on the back to gain access to the adrenals.
  • Single incision laparoscopic surgery (SILS) where a single incision is made at the belly button to perform the surgery.

The hormones produced by the adrenal gland are essential to normal function, but because the adrenal glands are redundant organs, patients can function with one gland. However, some conditions may require removal of both glands. We offer adrenal sparing surgery to patients who require removal of both glands. For patients who do not meet criteria for adrenal sparing surgery, we offer adrenal autotransplantation in the hopes of avoiding lifelong medication dependency.

For more information on surgical options for adrenal disorders or to schedule a consultation, please call 914-681-1010.