How do I choose a surgeon if I am considering an adrenalectomy?
An adrenalectomy has a low complication rate in the hands of an experienced surgeon, so you should look for an endocrine surgeon who does them routinely. To be considered an expert, the American Association of Endocrine Surgeons states that a surgeon should do at least 20 adrenal surgeries each year. Our directory of PA Specialists includes surgeons, and AAES offers a list of surgeons practicing in the US and Canada. Don’t be afraid to ask potential candidates for doing your surgery how many procedures they have done and their complication rate.
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