Splenectomy is a surgical procedure that involves removal of the spleen, an organ located in the left side of the upper abdomen. The spleen plays an important role in the body’s defence and immunity mechanism but sometimes due to trauma (from accidents) or due to diseases, a part or the entire spleen may need to be removed. In such cases, a splenectomy is performed. Traditionally, this was performed as an open surgery but the evolution of laparoscopic technology has made it a much more efficient procedure.
Laparoscopic splenectomy is a minimally invasive surgery, and usually involves lesser discomfort and a faster recovery duration when compare to open surgery. This, however, may not be the right choice for every patient. Speak to our expert doctors at Care Hospitals to understand if you are better suited to open splenectomy or laparoscopic surgery.