Benign adrenal tumor care at Mayo Clinic

An experienced Mayo Clinic care team

At Mayo Clinic, specialists trained in endocrinology, endocrine surgery, general surgery and other areas work together as a team to diagnose and treat people with benign adrenal tumors.

Having all this experience and expertise in a single place means that your care is discussed among the team, test results are available quickly, appointments are scheduled in coordination and the most highly specialized experts in the world are all working together for your health.

Advanced diagnosis techniques

Diagnosing benign adrenal tumors involves skilled endocrinologists who have experience diagnosing many endocrine conditions using state-of-the-art testing. Tests may include hormone suppression and stimulation procedures done at the Endocrine Testing Center.

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), metaiodobenzylguanidine (MIBG) scanning and Ga-DOTATATE PET-CT scanning.

Minimally invasive surgery techniques

Mayo Clinic endocrine surgeons have extensive experience performing surgical procedures to remove tumors in the adrenal gland. Surgeons often perform a procedure called an adrenalectomy to remove a benign adrenal tumor. They can often use a minimally invasive (laparoscopic) surgery for tumors in the adrenal gland. This procedure uses small incisions instead of the large incision that's used in open surgery. Benefits may include smaller scars, less pain and a shorter recovery period than after open surgery.

Expertise and rankings

Experience

At Mayo Clinic, specialists trained in endocrinology, endocrine surgery, general surgery and other areas diagnose and treat about 1,100 people with benign adrenal tumors each year.

Nationally recognized expertise

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 Phoenix/Scottsdale, Ariz., and Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Fla., are ranked among the Best Hospitals for diabetes and endocrinology by U.S. News & World Report.

Locations, travel and lodging

Mayo Clinic has major campuses in Phoenix and Scottsdale, Arizona; Jacksonville, Florida; and Rochester, Minnesota. The Mayo Clinic Health System has dozens of locations in several states.

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Costs and insurance

Mayo Clinic works with hundreds of insurance companies and is an in-network provider for millions of people.

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