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Adrenal Surgery Program

At NYU Langone’s Adrenal Surgery Program, people with adrenal disease can receive treatment from our team of experts—endocrinologists, cardiologists, radiologists, and laparoscopic endocrine surgeons—on the same day, at one location.

Our specialists treat a range of adrenal conditions, including the following:

  • adrenal tumors
  • adrenocortical carcinoma
  • aldosteroma, also known as Conn’s syndrome
  • Cushing syndrome
  • pheochromocytoma

The adrenal glands—small organs located on the top of each kidney—produce multiple hormones that are important for your body to function. Adrenal disease occurs when there is a tumor on the adrenal gland, or when there is a hyperactive gland. 

Tumors of the adrenal glands are often hormonally active, and may result in high blood pressure, rapid heart rate, headache, sweating, easy bruising, fatigue, fluid retention, low potassium levels, and additional symptoms. Early detection by an experienced care team is very important. 

Whether your doctor recommends surgery or another approach, physicians at our Adrenal Surgery Program use minimally invasive techniques for the majority of patients. 

Most adrenal surgeries at NYU Langone require just three to four tiny incisions, using a camera and special instruments—what’s known as laparoscopic adrenalectomy. This permits faster recovery, an earlier return to work and other activities, less pain, and more favorable cosmetic results than conventional “open” surgery. 

Our surgeons have specialized training in laparoscopic surgery, and perform the surgery with dedicated nursing teams and specialized rooms. Almost all patients return home 24 to 48 hours after surgery or other type of adrenal procedure.