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Can removal of adrenal gland tumour together with gallbladder be done laparoscopically?

I have a question. I was diagnosed with a 5 cm adrenal gland tumor and 10 gallstones, I am in constant pain, tired, naseau, light headed, etc. I was told I need both the gallbladder and tumor removed. I have a doctor who is capable of removing both however will this be able to be done laproscopically. I was told that, since the tumor is 5 cm and both that and gallbladder needs removed, it must be done with the open procedure.
Fri, 3 Jun 2016
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Hi, dear
I have gone through your question. I can understand your concern.
You have adrenal gland tumour and gall stones.

cholycystectomy( removal of gall bladder) can be done by laproscopically. But adrenal tumour removal is difficult surgery and it need open surgery.

So its not possible to remove both simultaneous by laproscopic surgery.
It is easily done by open surgery so go for it.
Hope I have answered your question. If you have any doubts then feel free to ask me. I will be happy to answer.
Thanks for using health care magic. Wish you a very good health.
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Can removal of adrenal gland tumour together with gallbladder be done laparoscopically?

Hi, dear I have gone through your question. I can understand your concern. You have adrenal gland tumour and gall stones. cholycystectomy( removal of gall bladder) can be done by laproscopically. But adrenal tumour removal is difficult surgery and it need open surgery. So its not possible to remove both simultaneous by laproscopic surgery. It is easily done by open surgery so go for it. Hope I have answered your question. If you have any doubts then feel free to ask me. I will be happy to answer. Thanks for using health care magic. Wish you a very good health.