Adrenal Dysfunction Clinic

The adrenal glands are responsible for many processes in the body. When functioning correctly, they produce various hormones that trigger chemical activity in every system.

Hormones Produced by These Glands Help the Body:

  • Maintain blood pressure and cardiovascular function
  • Maintain levels of glucose, a form of sugar used for energy, in the blood
  • Regulate the metabolism of proteins, carbohydrates, and fats
  • Respond to stress
  • Slow the immune system's inflammatory response

Our surgeons provide excellent, personalized care to patients with adrenal dysfunctions. 

Our Team Members Diagnose and Treat a Number of Adrenal Gland Disorders:

  • Cancerous adrenal tumors can be surgically removed using either traditional methods or a minimally invasive method
  • Cushing's syndrome
    • A complex set of symptoms and physical abnormalities caused by excess cortisol in the body
    • Treatment depends on identifying the cause of the cortisol overproduction (e.g., an adrenal or pituitary tumor) and removing it
    • If your disorder is a consequence of long-term use of prednisone for another disease, your doctor may reduce or discontinue the dosage.
  • Hyperaldosteronism
    • The overproduction of aldosterone, a hormone that controls sodium and potassium levels.
      • Can lead to hypertension (high blood pressure)
      • Treated by medication and/or surgery
  • Non-cancerous tumors of the adrenal glands can be treated through medication or surgery.

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