Laparoscopic Splenectomy

Laparoscopic splenectomy is indicated for the treatment of some hematologic disorders such as spherocytocis, Mediterranean anemia, idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura , some types of leukemia and tumors of the spleen. Laparoscopic splenectomy is performed through four small incision 2-4 cm or 1 to 1 and ¾ inches long.

Postoperative complications are not frequent and usually include bleeding requiring transfusion and pancreatic injury. Dr. Raftopoulos usually recommends that you stay on a clear liquid diet postoperatively until your first bowel movement. For more information please contact our office.