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Will having a splenectomy leave a big scar?

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Dr. Barry Rosen
Surgery
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In brief: It depends.

Splenectomy can now be performed safely via minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery, leaving a scar only 1-2 inches long.
When done via the traditional "open" approach, the scar may be 6-8 inches long on average.

In brief: It depends.

Splenectomy can now be performed safely via minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery, leaving a scar only 1-2 inches long.
When done via the traditional "open" approach, the scar may be 6-8 inches long on average.
Dr. Barry Rosen
Dr. Barry Rosen
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Dr. Matt Malkin
Anesthesiology

In brief: Depends on surgery

Laparoscopic -camera surgery- scars might only be a couple inches max.
Open procedure scar is bigger. Your surgeon will perform the type that best suits you.

In brief: Depends on surgery

Laparoscopic -camera surgery- scars might only be a couple inches max.
Open procedure scar is bigger. Your surgeon will perform the type that best suits you.
Dr. Matt Malkin
Dr. Matt Malkin
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