Mayo Clinic's approach

  • Experience. Surgeons at Mayo Clinic have extensive experience in adrenalectomies, performing nearly 175 procedures each year.

  • Latest research. Mayo Clinic doctors conduct research to develop diagnostic and management criteria for hormone-secreting tumors, including aldosteronoma, Cushing syndrome, pheochromocytoma and nonfunctioning adrenal adenoma.

  • 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). Surgeons will choose the right approach for you, depending on multiple variables.

    In addition, sometimes surgeons use the robotic da Vinci Surgical System to perform laparoscopic adrenalectomies.

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 highly performing for diabetes and endocrinology by U.S. News & World Report.

Expertise and rankings

  • Research expertise. The Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism, Diabetes, Nutrition, and Internal Medicine at Mayo Clinic's campus in Rochester, Minnesota, has a long history of internationally acclaimed research. In 1950 Edward Kendall, M.D., received the Nobel Prize for his work in identifying and synthesizing adrenocortical steroids. The division includes 10 Endocrine Clinical Service Groups, including the Pituitary-Gonad-Adrenal (PGA) Service Group.
  • Treatment experience. Surgeons at Mayo Clinic have extensive experience in adrenalectomies, performing nearly 175 procedures each year.

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 highly performing 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.