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Division of
Endocrine and Oncologic Surgery
Doug Fraker
Dr. Fraker
Dr.Giorgos Karakousis
Dr. Kelz
Dr. Robert Roses
Dr. Roses
Dr. Heather Wachtel
H. Wachtel

Both benign and malignant tumors can involve the adrenal glands. In consultation with other specialists in endocrinology, nephrology and medical oncology we work together to decide the best plan of care for each individual patient. When tumors need to be removed, many of our patients qualify for the minimally invasive removal of the adrenal gland called laparoscopic adrenalectomy. This procedure requires a short hospital stay. Other patients will require the “old fashioned” technique of an “open” adrenalectomy. This procedure is more involved and will result in a longer hospitalization and recovery time.

Inpatient Facilities:
Hospital University of Pennsylvania (HUP)

Office Visit Locations:
Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine, West Pavilion, 4th Floor

Making an Office Visit Appointment:
215-615-5858 or 800-789-PENN

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