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Is an open splenectomy a very long procedure?
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Dr. Barry Rosen
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In brief: No.
The operative time for an open splenectomy is between 60-90 minutes.
The recovery time includes a 4-5 day hospital stay and 3-4 weeks before returning to normal activities. In contrast, a laparoscopic splenectomy may take longer but the recovery times are cut in half.

In brief: No.
The operative time for an open splenectomy is between 60-90 minutes.
The recovery time includes a 4-5 day hospital stay and 3-4 weeks before returning to normal activities. In contrast, a laparoscopic splenectomy may take longer but the recovery times are cut in half.
Dr. Barry Rosen
Dr. Barry Rosen
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In brief: Depends on size
An open splenectomy may take about 2 hours to perform. But times will vary depending on the size of the spleen, the reason it is being removed, any prior abdominal surgery, and some risks for bleeding.

In brief: Depends on size
An open splenectomy may take about 2 hours to perform. But times will vary depending on the size of the spleen, the reason it is being removed, any prior abdominal surgery, and some risks for bleeding.
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