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Laparoscopy and Spleen Diseases

Splenectomy for a normal or near-normal sized spleen can be done using minimally invasive techniques. 4 or 5 one-half inch incisions are employed, Spleenand the spleen is extracted either intact by enlarging one of the incisions, or in a bag after morcellization. Hospital stay is usually only one or two nights. A routine search for accessory spleens is accomplished when indicated.

Spleen Diseases
Inpatient Facilities:
Hospital University of Pennsylvania (HUP)
Penn Presbyterian Medical Center (PPMC)
Pennsylvania Hospital (PAH)

Office Visit Locations:
Perelman Center - West Pavilion, 4th Floor (HUP)
266 Wright-Saunders Building (PPMC)
700 Spruce Street - Garfield Duncan Building (PAH)

Making an Office Visit Appointment:
215-662-2626 or 800-789-PENN
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