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What kind of doctor does a splenectomy?

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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In brief: General Surgeon

Splenectomies are performed by general surgeons like myself.
The most common reason for performing a splenectomy is secondary to trauma (although, we always prefer to save the spleen, if possible). Some rare diseases may require splenectomy as well. In the former situation, the surgical technique is "open"; in the latter, laparoscopy is often possible.

In brief: General Surgeon

Splenectomies are performed by general surgeons like myself.
The most common reason for performing a splenectomy is secondary to trauma (although, we always prefer to save the spleen, if possible). Some rare diseases may require splenectomy as well. In the former situation, the surgical technique is "open"; in the latter, laparoscopy is often possible.
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