Professor Lloyd has 25 years of experience operating on patients with adrenal problems. He set up one of the first multi-discipline adrenal clinics in the UK with Professor Miles Levy, an internationally recognized adrenal physician. Professor Lloyd has one of the largest personal series of laparoscopic (keyhole) adrenalectomies in the UK having performed more than 600 in the last 10 years alone. The adrenal glands which are the size of a Brazil nut, sit on top of each kidney. Their function is to make certain hormones and adrenaline type chemicals. Sometimes the adrenal glands become enlarged and this might be a reason to remove one of them. Rarely, the adrenal glands become overactive and cause symptoms. Keyhole removal of the adrenal gland is often the best treatment if this occurs. Medical conditions associated with the adrenal gland include Cushings syndrome, Conn’s Syndrome and Phaeochromocytoma.
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A laparoscopic adrenalectomy involves removal of an adrenal gland using the ‘keyhole’ (laparoscopic) surgical method. It is performed under a general anaesthetic and the most commonly used method of adrenal gland removal because there is often reduced blood loss, less pain and fewer complications than the open method, as well as a much shorter recovery time.
With such small incisions, scarring is kept to an absolute minimum and will generally fade with time. Complications are uncommon and the whole procedure can be undertaken in less than an hour, which means you should be able to go home the very same day and be fully recovered in around 7-10 days.
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During your consultation, you will be able to ask any questions you want, so don’t be afraid to ask any question relating to your groin pain. It may be easier to make a note of any changes you’ve noticed in preparation for the consultation.
Professor David M Lloyd
Professor of Surgery and Consultant Surgeon specialising in Hepatobiliary Surgery, Gall Stone Surgery, Hernia Surgery and Surgery for Groin Pain.
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