Franklin Hospital Gastroenterology
Private Surgical Service, Gastroenterology & Hepatology (Liver)
Splenectomy (Spleen Removal)
Laparoscopic: involves cutting the spleen free from its attachments and removing it through several small incisions (cuts) in the upper left abdomen.
Open: an incision is made in the upper left abdomen, the diseased or damaged spleen is then separated from its attachments and removed.