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What do I need to do to prepare for adrenal gland surgery?

Prior to having adrenal surgery, your doctor will ensure that you have been properly prepared. You should discuss all of your medical problems with your surgeon during your consultation visit. Specific blood work, additional tests or consultation with physicians in a number of specialties may be required depending on your medical problems. In addition, if your adrenal gland is producing an excess of one or more hormones you may need to be on specific medications before, during and/or after your surgery. All adrenalectomies are performed under general anesthesia and most often require at least an overnight stay in the hospital. 

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