adrenal gland surgery Perth


Check if you are a candidate for bariatric surgery. Queries will be answered by Dr Jon Armstrong.
Adrenal gland surgery is the removal of abnormal tissue in the glands above the kidneys.

adrenal gland surgery Perth

Adrenal Gland Surgery in brief

Diseases of the adrenal gland are uncommon and are usually found as an incidental finding on an abdominal CT. Adrenal gland tumours are usually benign but if they are larger than 4 cms they can be malignant and will need to be removed. The adrenal glands can also produce a number of hormones that control blood pressure, stress responses and steroid hormone production. If the adrenal gland is producing too much of these hormones it may also need to be removed for this reason. Most adrenal surgery is performed laparoscopically (keyhole).

Combined Shape
adrenal gland surgery
Combined Shape

general surgeon Perth

Before your Adrenal Gland Surgery

The diagnosis of adrenal tumours can be difficult, since other more common causes for the same symptoms. Medications, poor diet, pituitary or thyroid problems are more likely to cause the same symptoms. The adrenal glands are endocrine glands producing the hormones involved in:

  • Hypertension (high-blood pressure) or low-blood pressure
  • Levels of electrolytes (such as salt, calcium, potassium, and magnesium) in the body
  • Hydration or dehydration, especially related to the above minerals and salts
  • Glucose usage and the balance of blood sugar
  • Physical responses to stress (for example increased heart rate and blood pressure)
  • Sexual health

The hormones produced in the adrenal glands are cortisol, aldosterone, the adrenaline hormones, epinephrine and norepinephrine. The sex hormones estrogen and androgens are produced in small amounts in the adrenal glands.

adrenal gland surgery Perth

Laparoscopic Surgery

A laparoscopic adrenalectomy ( or adrenal gland surgery) is minimally invasive surgery. In the past, making a large 6 to 12 inch incision in the abdomen, flank, or back was necessary for removal of an adrenal gland tumor. Today, with minimally invasive surgery, removal of the adrenal gland (also known as “laparoscopic adrenalectomy”) can usually be performed through three or four 1-2 cm incisions.

general surgeon Perth

After the Procedure

Patients may leave the hospital in one or two days and return to work more quickly than patients recovering from open surgery. Patients tend to recover faster after this type of adrenal gland surgery, because laparoscopic surgery tends to be faster and have less blood loss than open surgery. Results of surgery may vary depending on the type of procedure and the patient’s overall health.

Call for an appointment or to make an enquiry: (08) 9386 2634.

At Advance Surgical, Mr Jon Armstrong and the team help people who want to lose weight through bariatric surgery, suffer from an endocrine disorder or need general surgery.

Bariatric surgeon Perth


Combined Shape

Established in 2005

When we established Advance Surgical our motivation was to help those who find that diet and exercise are simply not working for them.

The cost of bariatric surgery

We understand the cost of bariatric surgery may be an issue. We have changed our pricing to be more affordable. Payment plans available.

Team of specialists

Mr Jon Armstrong, Medical Director and Founder alongside the team at Advance Surgical, have helped thousands of people in Perth.