Category: Adrenal

Under the heading of “Thyroid” we discuss a wide variety of surgically relevant topics concerning the thyroid gland. Listed below are links to individual thyroid articles. You can go directly to the article that is important to you by clicking on the Title.

Preoperative Care for Adrenalectomy

Generally, little specific pre-op care for adrenalectomy is needed. If the patient smokes, stopping for even a few days can help minimize airway irritation and coughing. Generally, the patient should continue all of their pre-op medication including aspirin. Coumadin, a common blood thinner, should be discontinued at least 5 days before the surgery. We’ll discuss …Read More »

Postoperative Issues After Adrenalectomy

Patients do very well after laparoscopic adrenalectomy. There is relatively little discomfort, usually well controlled with moderate narcotic based medication. Patients are up walking the evening of surgery. A regular diet is started once post-op nausea is resolved. Essentially all patients, except those with pheochromocytoma go home the day following surgery. All wounds are closed …Read More »