Laparoscopic Adrenalectomy

The virtues of laparoscopic adrenalectomy over open surgery are the same as for other such minimally invasive treatments:

  • Less pain
  • Smaller scars
  • Less blood loss
  • Fewer infections and other complications
  • Shorter hospital stay
  • Earlier return to activities of daily living (including heavy labor or driving)
  • Earlier return to complete convalescence

Summary of Laparoscopic Adrenalectomy*

N=20 patients
Average total OR time 113 minutes
Estimated blood loss < 100cc, no blood transfusions
Median Length of Stay in Hospital 2 days
Major Complications 1 patient with adrenal insufficiency, recovered
Minor Complications 1 patient with C. Diff colitis, recovered

*This represents Dr. Kaynan’s solitary experience at Morristown Medical Center.  It does not include other adrenal cases he’s facilitated, proctored, or performed at MMC or other institutions.  The benefits of laparoscopic adrenalectomy cannot be guaranteed as surgery is both patient and procedure specific.

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