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Plagued by persistent symptoms with no definitive cause, Scott Borden turned to Mayo Clinic to help solve a baffling medical condition that was interfering with his life.  In February 2015, Scott Borden boarded a plane in sunny Palm Beach, Florida, and flew into wintertime in Rochester, Minnesota. His trek north, in the opposite direction of [...]

  • Individualized care. At Mayo Clinic, experienced endocrinologists will work with you to develop an individualized treatment plan that meets your needs.
  • Latest diagnostic tools. Mayo Clinic radiologists use the latest imaging technology to help distinguish benign adrenal tumors from cancerous tumors. Advanced imaging techniques include computerized tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), positron emission tomography (PET) and metaiodobenzylguanidine (MIBG) scanning.
  • Experience. Each year, Mayo Clinic doctors care for about 1,000 people with benign adrenal tumors. Diagnosing benign adrenal tumors involves skilled endocrinologists who have experience diagnosing all types of endocrine conditions using state-of-the-art testing. Tests may include hormone suppression and stimulation procedures done at the Endocrine Testing Center.
  • Minimally invasive surgery techniques. Surgeons at Mayo Clinic have extensive experience performing surgical procedures to remove tumors in the adrenal gland. An adrenalectomy is a procedure often performed to remove a benign adrenal tumor. In many cases, this procedure can be performed as a minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery, which doesn't require a large incision, causes less pain and allows for a quicker recovery.
  • Team approach. Mayo Clinic's multispecialty practice makes it easy for Mayo doctors to consult with specialists in other areas, allowing you quick access to comprehensive care.

Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., ranks No. 1 for diabetes and endocrinology in the U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals rankings. Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, Ariz., is ranked among the Best Hospitals for diabetes and endocrinology by U.S. News & World Report.

Mayo Clinic: Answers you can trust

At Mayo Clinic, we assemble a team of specialists who take the time to listen and thoroughly understand your health issues and concerns. We tailor the care you receive to your personal health care needs. You can trust our specialists to collaborate and offer you the best possible outcomes, safety and service.

Mayo Clinic is a not-for-profit medical institution that reinvests all earnings into improving medical practice, research and education. We're constantly involved in innovation and medical research, finding solutions to improve your care and quality of life. Your doctor or someone on your medical team is likely involved in research related to your condition.

Our patients tell us that the quality of their interactions, our attention to detail and the efficiency of their visits mean health care — and trusted answers — like they've never experienced.

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