Laparoscopic splenectomy is a key hole surgery to remove all or a part of your spleen. The spleen is a bean-shaped organ found under the ribs on the left upper side of stomach. The function of spleen is to removes old and damaged blood cells as blood passes through it and also makes immune system cells, know as lymphocytes, which help to fight germs and infections.
When Splenectomy is advised?
- In case spleen is damaged by blood diseases, infections, or injury.
- Cysts (sacs filled with fluids) and tumors may also damage your spleen and stop the production of new lymphocytes.
When spleen is damages, it swells and blocks the flow of blood in your abdomen, causing problems in the multi organs of a body; the most affected is liver. Laparoscopic Surgery of spleen or Splenectomy helps to normalize the flow of blood & to stop the destruction of blood cells.
One has to go for this surgery, before condition gets worse or when symptoms appear.
Dr Randeep Wadhawan has the expertise of conducting many successful laparoscopic splenectomy with support of his multi-disciplinary & state of the art infrastructure. In a case, the damage to the spleen is too much or the spleen is too big, open splenectomy may be advised by doctor. With surgery, the symptoms may be relieved and further damage to other organs prevented.
Advantages of Laparoscopic Splenectomy?
- Less pain after operation
- Quicker stay in hospital
- Faster return to a regular diet
- Faster return to normal routine