Your spleen is an organ that helps to fight infection and filters foreign substances from the blood and removes old or damaged blood cells.
You may need to have your spleen removed if it has been ruptured due to an injury to your abdomen, if it becomes enlarged (splenomegaly), or due to certain blood disorders or infections. If you need to have your spleen removed, the highly skilled surgeons at Jefferson will be there to guide you through the procedure to ensure the most optimal outcome.
If your condition allows, surgeons may elect to perform this procedure laparoscopically. This minimally invasive procedure may mean faster recovery times and fewer days in the hospital.