The Heat also noted that a timetable on Adebayo's return will be provided after the surgery. ESPN reported that Adebayo is expected to be out for four to six weeks, meaning he could miss between 15 to 20 games.
The 24-year-old Adebayo has transformed into one of the NBA's top two-way centers. Through 18 games this season, he has averaged 18.7 points, 10.2 rebounds, 3.2 assists and 1.1 steals.
In Adebayo's absence, veteran big man Dewayne Dedmon will step into the starting lineup for the Heat. Dedmon is averaging 5.3 points and 4.9 rebounds through 21 games (three starts) this year.
Entering Wednesday night, the Heat (13-8) were tied with the Washington Wizards for third in the Eastern Conference standings.
Miami is scheduled to host the Cleveland Cavaliers (11-10) on Wednesday night at FTX Arena.