Spleen Specialist Doctor in Delhi
What is Laparoscopic Splenectomy?
Splenectomy is the surgical procedure where the infected or diseased spleen is removed. The spleen is located just behind the left rib cage The spleen’s major role is to fight infections and filter out old and damaged blood cells. The major reason for spleen removal is once there is a disease involving the spleen, or if the spleen is ruptured due to trauma and is bleeding inside. Dr. Saggu is the best spleen specialist doctor in Delhi.
This procedure can be done by a keyhole technique called a laparoscopic splenectomy.
What are the Causes of Splenectomy?
- Autoimmune diseases of the spleen
- Blood disorders
- Benign tumors of the spleen
- Enlarged spleen
- Splenic cysts
- Selected leukemias and lymphomas of the spleen
What is the procedure for a laparoscopic splenectomy?
What are the Contraindications for Laparoscopic Splenectomy?
What are the post-surgery precautions for a splenectomy?
When performed for elective indication laparoscopic splenectomy is typically a safe procedure. In an emergency setting like in trauma with massive bleeding, it is done as a life-saving procedure.
The spleen is important in the formation of immunity. As a result, unless necessary, splenectomy is normally avoided in children. One week before the procedure, the patient is given specific immunizations. Minor infections, such as sore throats and fevers, should be avoided after splenectomy since they might flare up suddenly. Get advice from our spleen specialist doctor in Delhi Dr. Sukhvinder Singh Saggu.