Spleen problems requiring surgery

Problems of the spleen are uncommon. These are usually managed by specialists called haematologists. Sometimes problems of the spleen require surgery. This may be because the spleen is causing excessive destruction of blood cells (eg. ITP or idiopathic thrombocytopaenic purpura causing low platelets and bleeding), or has an abnormality within it.

This surgery is highly specialised and can be usually undertaken by laparoscopy (keyhole approach) with a stay in hospital of only a few days.

Dr. Le Page has performed many Laparoscopic Splenectomy cases. He audits the outcomes of his operations to ensure the high quality. If you feel a specialist review may be indicated for you, please discuss with your GP and call (02) 9767 7908 to arrange an appointment with Dr. Le Page. Your individual circumstance will be clarified by Dr. Le Page during your review.

The information provided is of a general nature and not intended for self diagnosis or replacing the opinion of a medical practitioner.