Mayo Clinic's approach

  • Teamwork. Mayo Clinic specialists 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.
  • Advanced technology. Mayo Clinic surgeons perform most adrenalectomies using minimally invasive surgery. Benefits of minimally invasive surgery include smaller scars, less pain, shorter hospital stays and a shorter recovery period. Surgeons at Mayo Clinic perform minimally invasive adrenalectomy from the front, a procedure called laparoscopic adrenalectomy, or from the back, called posterior retroperitoneoscopic adrenalectomy. They also may use robot-assisted adrenalectomies. Surgeons choose the right approach for you, depending on your situation.

Expertise and rankings

  • Experience. Surgeons at Mayo Clinic have extensive experience and expertise in complex surgeries, including adrenalectomies. Each year, about 250 people have adrenalectomies at Mayo Clinic.

Nationally recognized expertise

Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, ranks No. 1 for diabetes and endocrinology in the U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals rankings. Mayo Clinic in Phoenix/Scottsdale, Arizona, and Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida, are ranked among the Best Hospitals for diabetes and endocrinology by U.S. News & World Report. Mayo Clinic Children's Center in Rochester is ranked the No. 1 hospital in Minnesota, and the five-state region of Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin, according to U.S. News & World Report's 2023-2024 "Best Children's Hospitals" rankings.

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.

Learn more about appointments at Mayo Clinic.

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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Dec. 10, 2022
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