LAPAROSCOPIC SURGERY FOR ADRENAL GLAND (left side)
Laparoscopic surgery for adrenal gland became the standard procedure for removal of adrenal tumors. When done in expert hands, even large tumors can be safely performed through this minimally invasive approach. It provides patients with less discomfort and equivalent oncologic results when compared to larger incisions required with traditional open surgeries.
In comparison to open adrenalectomy, the laparoscopic approach has been shown to result in less pain, significantly less blood loss, better cosmetic results, shorter hospital stay and early recovery.
In this procedure, Dr Fouad Khoury demostrates a laparoscopic left adrenalectomy of a large 7.5 cm tumor. As it is a non secreting tumor, the adrenal vein was dissected at the end of procedure after careful isolation and identification of surrounding structures.
For another challenging procedure on the contra-lateral side, please follow this link in order to watch the laparoscopic removal of an 8 cm right adrenal tumor compressing the vena cava.
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