The Carling Adrenal Center: A Better Model for Adrenal Tumor Care and Adrenal Surgery

Dr. Carling left the Yale University School of Medicine in the fall of 2019 to found, direct and serve as Adrenal Surgeon-in-Chief of the Carling Adrenal Center in Tampa, Florida. Dr. Carling has established the first and only international interdisciplinary institute dedicated solely to the evaluation and surgical management of adrenal disease and adrenal tumors.

The Carling Adrenal Center works very closely and collaboratively with the two other world’s best programs in endocrine tumor disease and surgery: the Norman Parathyroid Center and the Clayman Thyroid Cancer Center. Thus, the three leading endocrine surgeons in the world for thyroid, parathyroid, and adrenal joined together in Tampa, Florida to provide the most advanced and highest quality endocrine surgery available.


Have Your Adenal Surgery with Dr Carling

The surgeons at the Carling Adrenal Center take great pride not only in being the most knowledgeable and technically most skillful adrenal surgeons in the world, but also having great bed-side manners, treating each patient as family.

We have an entire page that discusses how to travel to Tampa to have Dr Carling perform your adrenal operation.

We take great pride in being the global center of excellence for adrenal tumor disease and adrenal surgery. When it comes to adrenal disease there is nothing we have not seen. We are completely dedicated to the mission of patient care, science and education. When it comes to patient care we treat our patients as family members. From the day you call us, email us or contact us in any other way you are part of our adrenal family. As you will see as you read through these pages, Dr. Carling has been involved in all major research studies over the last 15 years concerning adrenal tumor disease. There is virtually nothing he has not seen when it comes to adrenal disease.

90 Percent of Adrenal Surgery is Performed by Surgeons who do 5 Per Year or Less! The outcomes for these patients is not as good as it would be if the operation was performed by an expert who performs adrenal surgery almost daily. Unfortunately, there are only 40 or so surgeons in the U.S. who perform more than 5 adrenal operations per year. Dr Carling is the only surgeon in the US that performs more than 50 adrenal operations per year (he performes hundreds).

It is Almost Always Worth Your While to Travel to See Us

In today’s healthcare environment with increasing insurance premiums, cost of healthcare, and difficulty with access to healthcare, we believe we are a complete game changer when it comes to adrenal disease. We are not only better, safer, more efficient, and friendly but less expensive!

How is this possible? Not do we only provide the greatest quality of care anywhere in the world, we abolish complications from adrenal surgery and at the same time reduce costs both to the patients and their payers. The reason we can do this is we understand adrenal disease. Yes, knowledge is power. This may seem like an obvious concept. We do not order unnecessary lab tests, unnecessary expensive scans that provide no beneficial information. We arrive at the correct diagnosis and treatment much faster and without wasting time and money for the patient or anybody involved. We have seen your problem before. We have done hundreds of these operations and we just do not mess around.


What makes Ours the Best Adrenal Operation?

Our adrenal operations are unlike adrenal surgery performed by 95 percent of surgeons elsewhere in the world. Most perform adrenal surgery in the same way they perform gallbladder surgery or colon surgery--through the front of the abdomen. We rarely do this because it is not necessary and not in your best interest. Going through the front of the abdomen should almost always be done for adrenal cancer, and the vast majority of adrenal tumors are not cancerous. We perform 95% of our operations as a mini-scope operation through the lower back. Read more about this in the Surgery Section of this website.

We Understand the Problem. We have seen thousands of adrenal patients and we have taken care of patients with virtually every adrenal problem. We aren't going to be wasting time trying to figure things out. We've been here before. This is what we do.

We Have More Experience. It has long been known that the best surgical outcomes are achieved by high-volume specialty surgeons. The only way to achieve very high initial and long-term success rates is to have a surgeon who has done the operation hundreds, if not thousands of times.

Nobody Learning on Your Adrenal Operation! Unfortunately, all university hospitals and hospitals associated with medical schools require that surgeons in training (surgery interns, residents and fellows) perform most or all of the adrenal operation. This is great for them, but not great for you. We would not let a resident operate on us or any of our family members, so we don't do it for our patients. There is nobody learning how to perform surgery on you if you come here--the outcomes are simply not as good! Operations with residents take 3-4 times as long, have higher complication rates, higher infection rates, and lower cure rates. We understand that nobody is traveling a long distance to have surgeons in training perform their operation.

Two Surgeons in Every Operation. Another unique feature of our operations and every operation at our Institute is that every patient has two surgeons in their operation. That means two endocrine-specific surgeons who are both experts in the operation you are having.

Adrenal.com and the Carling Adrenal Center represents the global center of excellence for adrenal disease. As you will learn, adrenal tumor disease and surgery is very tricky for those that do not know what there are doing but very straightforward, easy, safe and fast if you have an experienced team and surgeon. You need the most experienced surgeon in the world to perform your or your loved one’s operation. In most patients, a mini-scope adrenalectomy (The Mini-PRSA) is by far the best approach.

We have an entire page that discusses how to travel to Tampa to have Dr Carling perform your adrenal operation.