Dr. Steven Fass is an Austin-based physician who is skilled in the minimally-invasive surgical removal of the spleen (laparoscopic splenectomy).
The spleen is an organ that recycles old blood cells and fights off infection. Splenectomy is most commonly required due to a ruptured spleen, often caused by abdominal injury. Other reasons for this procedure include enlargement of spleen, cancer, infection, or tumors.
Once your spleen is removed, other organs will take over its functions, although your body will have a harder time fighting bacteria. This will cause you to be more prone to sickness, so it is important to take extra precaution against infection whenever you can.
Note: Laparoscopic procedures cannot be performed in cases of ruptured spleens.
If you or your doctor suspects you are in need of a laparoscopic splenectomy, please schedule an appointment with Dr. Fass by filling out the below form or calling our office at 512.334.1885. Dr. Fass has been nominated as a Texas Super Doctor 12 times based on peer recommendations and professional experience. Dr. Fass provides personalize plans for each of his patients to ensure they are well cared for.