Recovery After Adrenal Surgery

A number of options are available for controlling pain after surgery. Patients who have had laparoscopic surgery are expected to have less pain post-operatively than those who have undergone open adrenalectomy and can usually their pain with non-narcotic pain medications (such as acetaminophen [Tylenol] and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medication [ibuprofen]). For breakthrough pain, narcotic pain medications (hydorcodone,…

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Potential Complications After Adrenal Surgery

GeneralOverall, complications rates are significantly higher in open surgery compared to laparoscopic procedures. In open surgery, lung problems are the most common complications occurring in approximately 6% of patients. These include pneumonia and atelectasis (collapse of the spaces in the lungs that transfer oxygen to the blood). Wound infection occurs in approximately 3%. The risk…

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Adrenal Surgery

Overview Prior to having adrenal surgery, your doctor will ensure that you have been properly prepared. You should discuss all of your medical problems with your surgeon during your consultation visit. Specific blood work, additional tests or consultation with physicians in a number of specialties may be required depending on your medical problems. In addition,…

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