Tobias Carling MD, PhD, FACS. Dr. Carling is the most experienced adrenal surgeon in the United States, and the world's most knowledgeable surgeon-scientist when it comes to adrenal gland function and disease, adrenal tumors and cancer, and all forms of adrenal gland surgery. Dr. Carling has more experience with advanced minimally invasive adrenal and endocrine operations than any surgeon in the United States. Surgeons come from around the world to learn from Dr. Carling. Below you can review some of the educational adrenal surgery videos.WARNING: The videos on this page show actual adrenal operations performed by Dr. Carling. If you are not comfortable seeing operations, please do not scroll any further! These are real videos of real adrenal operations that Dr. Carling has captured in high definition in the management of adrenal tumor disease. You will see everything that is important. As you can see the anatomical dissection is extremely clean, and without a drop of blood. It takes years and hundreds of operations to be able to provide this level of intricate detail in these operations. The exceedingly skilled dissection would not be able to be performed by a local general, endocrine or oncologic surgeon or urologist, who only perform handful of these operations per year. Find the best adrenal surgeon you can possibly find for your adrenal tumor disease. Complications of adrenal surgery may affect your quality of life forever and the wrong operation may lead to furthermore complicated surgery and even failure to control your disease. Adrenal surgery is very sub-specialized and not everyone should be doing it. In fact, very few should be doing it. You will not see anything to identify any individuals in these videos, unless they expressly wished so to help inform other patients like you. There is no bleeding associated with adrenal surgery (when performed expertly), so you don’t need to be fearful of that. But if you are concerned over your ability to look at surgery, do not view these surgery videos. The videos are very real. My goal here is to educate patients (and physicians, including your PCP, endocrinologist, nephrologist and cardiologist) into the true art of adrenal surgery. Do not assume or anticipate that this surgery is similarly performed by other surgeons in the same manner! It is not.
Start here. This video is an Animation of the PARTIAL Adrenalectomy (Adrenal Surgery): Anyone can watch this video, and understand when and if partial adrenl surgery is the best
View a video of Dr. Carling performing a Cortex-Sparing Adrenalectomy for bilateral pheochromocytoma via the MBSA. Cortex-Sparing Adrenalectomy (MBSA)
You can also watch the video of Dr. Carling performing a Cortex-Sparing Adrenalectomy for bilateral pheochromocytoma via the MBSA here: Cortex-Sparing Adrenalectomy (MBSA)
Watch a patient of Dr. Carling describe her experience coming from Massachusetts to have her operation by the #1 World's most experienced adrenal surgeon, Dr. Carling here: It is worth traveling from around the world to the Carling Adrenal Center.
To review a video describing the Mini Back Scope Adrenalectomy (MBSA) for Conn's syndrome (Primary Hyperaldosteronism), watch this video of Dr. Carling achieving surgical cure with a 20-minute operation here: Do not let your doctors treat you with ineffective medicines for high blood pressure when you can be cured of Conn's syndrome and high blood pressure via a 20 minute operation.
In this longer video, Dr. Carling discusses high blood pressure, the toxic effects of too high adrenal hormone production from an adrenal tumor. He will also discuss the curative Mini Back Scope Adrenalectomy (MBSA) for Conn's syndrome (Primary Hyperaldosteronism), and other disorders here: Please educate yourself how to be cured with a 20 minute operation as opposed to be "managed" be ineffective pills for a life-time...
Dr. Carling can treat and sometimes cure cancerous tumors via the Mini Back Scope Adrenalectomy (MBSA). In this case, he descibed why it is crucial to have an adrenal surgeon who is a better radiologist than most radiologists. Have Dr. Carling review you CT scan very carefully prior to adrenal surgery. so you can have the perfect operation.
To review a video describing the Mini Back Scope Adrenalectomy (MBSA) for Conn's syndrome (Primary Hyperaldosteronism). Please note that the radiologist had not even seen the tumor on the CT scan, evem though it was very obvious to the naked eye.Have Dr. Carling review you CT scan very carefully prior to adrenal surgery.
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You Can Have the World's Most Experienced Adrenal Surgeon Perform Your Adrenal Surgery
Because of his expertise and exceptional results, Dr. Carling is believed to be the highest-volume adrenal surgeon in the world, performing more than 10 times any other surgeon in the United States. Patients travel from around the world to have adrenal surgery by Dr. Carling. Our staff will take care of every aspect of your trip here except for the travel. We'll even help you with hotel rooms.
Same day surgery, or overnight. Over 90% of patients with adrenal tumors undergo a minimally invasive operation that allows them to go home the same day or the very next morning. Nearly all patients will have three small scars on their lower back that is only one-half to one inch long. The average operative time is less than 30 minutes for this mini-scope operation. Dr. Carling believes that every patient should have the same operation that he would want for himself or his family, and thus we don't use surgeons-in-training, surgery residents or surgery fellows to do your operation. If you come to the Carling Adrenal Center, you will have one of the world's most gifted and experienced adrenal surgeons perform your operation and take care of you at the hospital.
Become Our PatientPatients needing adrenal surgery travel from all over the world to have adrenal surgery with Dr. Carling, the most experienced adrenal surgeon. This page discusses how you can have your adrenal operation at the Carling Adrenal Center with Dr. Carling himself.
What to read next
- Have your Adrenal Surgery with Dr. Carling. We have an entire page that will walk you through this process. We take almost all insurance types for the operation, but some people will elect to pay for an Online Second Opinion Consultation with Dr. Carling before traveling to Tampa for the operation.
- Mini Back Scope Adrenalectomy (MBSA) Dr. Carling is the world's leader at mini-adrenal surgery--performing more in a week than most hospitals and universities perform in a year. Learn more about how 95% of patients can have this very successful, quick operation to remove their adrenal tumor.
- Standard Adrenal Surgery and Other Adrenal Operations. See the old-fashioned adrenal gland operation that most surgeons in the United States and worldwide perform and why this is not a good choice for almost all patients.