Adrenal Gland Removal

A surgery to remove one or both adrenal glands. One adrenal gland sits above each of the kidneys. The two adrenal glands produce various hormones that help regulate metabolism, immune system, blood pressure, blood sugar, and other essential functions. A diseased adrenal gland can cause a lot of issues, so it is typically better for the animal to have it removed if medication is not controlling it.

Recovery: Typical recovery, as long as the animal isn’t too active during the healing process, is about 10-14 days.

Risks: Like any surgical procedure, there is associated risk with anesthesia and surgery itself, but the overall incidence of complications is very low. Before the procedure, your pet is given a thorough physical examination to ensure that she is in good health. General anesthesia is administered to perform the surgery and medications are given to minimize pain. You will be asked to keep your pet calm and quiet for a few days after surgery as the incision begins to heal.

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