We develop personalized hormone replacement plans to keep your crucial hormone levels in balance. Surgery may be recommended to treat conditions related to an adrenal tumor.
May block the effects of excessive hormone levels or control symptoms associated with adrenal disorders, such as the high blood pressure caused by pheochromocytoma or hyperaldosteronism. Medications may be your primary treatment if you are not eligible for surgery.
Hormone Replacement Therapy
Hormone replacement therapy may be prescribed to supplement inadequate hormone levels. It may also be prescribed if you undergo surgery to remove your adrenal glands. If you have Addison’s disease, corticosteroids provide your body with cortisol and aldosterone and return your hormone levels to normal. Hormone replacement therapy may be given orally or by injection.
Small incisions are made in your back to remove one or both of your adrenal glands. This is called an adrenalectomy. The procedure may be recommended to treat pheochromocytoma, Cushing’s syndrome, or Conn’s syndrome caused by an adrenal tumor. Removing adrenal glands through the back -- rather than through your abdomen -- means we do not have to move or touch any abdominal organs. You experience fewer risks, minimal scarring, and faster recovery. If you are not a candidate for this procedure, we also perform traditional transabdominal laparoscopic or open surgery for adrenalectomy.