Duke endocrine surgeons remove adrenal tumors and diseased adrenal glands through small incisions in your abdomen or back. The minimally invasive procedure speeds your recovery, minimizes scarring, and lowers the risk of injury to other organs. We use this technique for many types of adrenal tumors, including tumors that produce excess hormones, enlarged tumors, and cancerous masses that may have spread to the adrenal gland from other organs, such as the lungs, colon, or ovaries.