Mayo Clinic's approach

  • Experience. Surgeons at Mayo Clinic have extensive experience and expertise in complex surgeries, including adrenalectomies. Each year, more than 200 people have adrenalectomies at Mayo Clinic.
  • Latest research. Mayo Clinic doctors conduct research to develop diagnostic and management criteria for hormone-secreting tumors including aldosteronoma, Cushing syndrome, pheochromocytoma and nonfunctioning benign or malignant adrenal tumors.
  • Teamwork. Mayo Clinic doctors in many areas work together as a multidisciplinary team to provide coordinated, comprehensive care. Your team may include experts in endocrinology, surgery and other areas, such as medical oncology and radiology.
  • Individualized approach. Doctors at Mayo Clinic work with you to provide exactly the care you need.
  • Advanced technology. Mayo Clinic surgeons perform most adrenalectomies using minimally invasive surgery. Benefits of minimally invasive surgery include smaller scars, less pain, shorter hospitalization and a shorter recovery period than traditional open surgery. Surgeons at Mayo Clinic perform minimally invasive adrenalectomy from the front (laparoscopic adrenalectomy) or from the back (posterior retroperitoneoscopic adrenalectomy). They may also perform robot-assisted adrenalectomies. Surgeons will choose the right approach for you, depending on many variables.

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.

In most cases, Mayo Clinic doesn't require a physician referral. Some insurers require referrals, or may have additional requirements for certain medical care. All appointments are prioritized on the basis of medical need.

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Please contact your insurance company to verify medical coverage and to obtain any needed authorization prior to your visit. Often, your insurer's customer service number is printed on the back of your insurance card.

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