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If I need to have my adrenals removed, will it be similar to the laparoscopic removal of my gallbladder?

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Dr. David Fertel
Surgery - Vascular
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No

That is a much bigger procedure.

In brief: No

That is a much bigger procedure.
Dr. David Fertel
Dr. David Fertel
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Dr. Barry Rosen
Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

The recovery from the operation will be similar from the standpoint of postoperative pain.
However, the technical aspects of this operation are very different--this is considered an "advanced" laparoscopic procedure. I advise you to seek out a surgeon with considerable experience in laparoscopic adrenal surgery.

In brief: Yes

The recovery from the operation will be similar from the standpoint of postoperative pain.
However, the technical aspects of this operation are very different--this is considered an "advanced" laparoscopic procedure. I advise you to seek out a surgeon with considerable experience in laparoscopic adrenal surgery.
Dr. Barry Rosen
Dr. Barry Rosen
Thank
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