Robotic-assisted adrenalectomy

Mark W. Ball, Mohamad E. Allaf

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


Robotic-assisted adrenalectomy is increasingly utilized as an alternative to laparoscopic surgery, and appears to confer decreases in hospital length of stay and blood loss compared to laparoscopic surgery. Robotic surgery has successfully been used for a variety of adrenal lesions, including resection of large tumors, pheochromocytomas, adrenocortical carcinomas (ACC), partial adrenalectomy and adrenal metastasectomy. The perceived advantage of robotics includes improved magnification, stereoscopic vision, and greater range of motion compared to traditional laparoscopy. This chapter will outline the surgical technique of left and right transperitoneal robotic-assisted adrenalectomy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationRobotics in Genitourinary Surgery, Second Edition
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9783319206455
ISBN (Print)9783319206448
StatePublished - Jan 1 2018


  • Adrenal gland
  • Adrenalectomy
  • Minimally invasive surgery
  • Pheochromocytoma
  • Robotics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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