Laparoscopic Splenectomy

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A splenectomy is a surgical procedure designed to remove a diseased or damaged spleen (the organ that helps filter the blood and fight infections). A splenectomy may be necessary if a patient has an injury to the spleen, a blood clot in nearby blood vessels, blood cell disease (e.g., hemolytic anemia), sickle cell anemia, an abscess or cyst in the spleen, a tumor or cancer that affects the spleen, or cirrhosis of the liver.

Prior to a splenectomy procedure, the surgeon will inflate the abdomen with gas for better visualization and access to the affected area. For an "open" splenectomy, the surgeon will then use 1 long incision that runs across the middle of the abdomen or on the left side of the abdomen below the ribs to remove the spleen. For a "laparoscopic splenectomy" the surgeon will make several small incisions. A small tube with a camera on the end (a laparoscope) and small instruments will be used to remove the spleen.


Our Surgeons Specializing in Laparoscopic Splenectomy

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  • Allen Agapay, MD
  • General Surgeon
  • Peoria
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  • Ravia Bokhari, MD, FACS
  • General Surgeon
  • West Phoenix
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  • Charles Castillo, MD, FACS
  • General Surgeon
  • Central Phoenix
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  • Susan Cortesi, MD, FACS
  • General Surgeon
  • Mesa & Scottsdale
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Image of Dr. Lawerence Damore, General Surgeon
  • Lawerence Damore II, MD, FACS
  • General Surgeon
  • Mesa & Gilbert
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  • Tracy Freeborn, DO, FACS
  • General Surgeon
  • West Phoenix
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Image of Dr. Jordan Glenn, General Surgeon
  • Jordan Glenn, DO
  • General Surgeon
  • Peoria
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Image of Dr. Rita Hadley, General Surgeon
  • Rita Hadley, MD, FACS, PhD
  • General & Bariatric Surgeon
  • Mesa
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  • Theodore Haley, MD, FACS
  • General Surgeon
  • Gilbert
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  • Richard Harding, MD, FACS
  • General Surgeon
  • Central Phoenix
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Image of Dr. Sumeet Kadakia, General Surgeon
  • Sumeet Kadakia, MD, FACS
  • General Surgeon
  • Gilbert
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  • Jon King, MD, FACS
  • General Surgeon
  • West Phoenix
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  • Daveshni Kumar, MD
  • General Surgeon
  • Mesa & Scottsdale
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  • Matthew Marini, MD, FACS
  • General Surgeon
  • Gilbert & Mesa
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  • Kevin Masur, MD, FACS
  • General Surgeon
  • Mesa & Scottsdale
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  • Cole McEwen, MD
  • General Surgeon
  • West Phoenix
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  • Richard Oh, MD, FACS
  • General Surgeon
  • Gilbert
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  • Jennifer Reitz, MD, FACS
  • General Surgeon
  • Gilbert
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  • Greg Rula, MD, FACS
  • General Surgeon
  • Mesa
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  • David Smith, MD, FACS
  • General Surgeon
  • West Phoenix
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  • Craig Szafranski, MD, FACS
  • General Surgeon
  • Mesa
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