The spleen is a blood filled organ located in the upper left abdominal cavity. It is a storage organ for red blood cells and contains many specialized white blood cells, which filter blood, identify and kill bacteria. The spleen can affect the platelet count, the red blood cell count and the white blood count.

Some of the most common reasons why a spleen might need to be removed are:
• Idiopathic Thrombocytopenia Purpura (ITP)
• Hemolytic anemia
• Spherocytosis
• Sickle cell disease
• Thalassemia
• Tumor
• Infarct
• Aneurysm

Usual advantages of removing the spleen laparoscopically are less pain, shorter hospital stay, quicker return to normal activities, less chance of incisional hernias, and better cosmetic results.

If you are in need of a spleen operation, feel free to see Dr. Mehta for your treatment options.

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We accept all major insurances if you have appropriate benefits, offer financing, and can make surgery affordable for those who choose to self-pay.

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