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Division of
Gastrointestinal Surgery
Laparoscopy and Adrenal Diseases
Dr. Allen Bar
Dr. Bar
Dr. Matt Kirkland
Dr. Kirkland
Steven Raper
Dr. Raper
Alan Schuricht
Dr. Schuricht
Ian Soriano
I. Soriano
David Wernsing
Dr. Wernsing
Noel Williams
Dr. Williams

Masses on the adrenal gland may sometimes cause symptoms, or pose a diagnostic dilemma. A team approach in evaluation is used, including an endocrinologist or oncologist if appropriate, in conjunction with a surgeon. Some such tumors may need to be removed surgically. Functioning adenomas, pheochromocytomas, or enlarging masses can all be removed laparoscopically, using 3 or 4 incisions of 1/2 inch each. Biopsies of adrenal masses can also be done using minimally invasive techniques. In most cases patients will need only an overnight stay in the hospital.

Adrenal Diseases
Inpatient Facilities:
Hospital University of Pennsylvania (HUP)
Penn Presbyterian Medical Center (PPMC)
Pennsylvania Hospital (PAH)

Office Visit Locations:
Perelman Center - West Pavilion, 4th Floor (HUP)
266 Wright-Saunders Building (PPMC)
700 Spruce Street - Garfield Duncan Building (PAH)

Making an Office Visit Appointment:
215-662-2626 or 800-789-PENN

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