Splenectomy Surgeries

Serving Tempe, Apache Junction, Gold Canyon, Casa Grande & Florence

Serving an important role in the immune system, the spleen is a small organ that is located on the left side of the body, just below the rib cage. It serves to filter old cells out of the blood, and it helps to fight infections throughout the body. A spleen removal may become necessary due to a wide range of reasons, such as injury or infections, cancer, blood disorders, or a spleen that has become enlarged or ruptured.

The surgery to remove a spleen is called a splenectomy, and at Surgical Professionals, splenectomies are just one of the many important health services that we offer.

Our team is dedicated to your health, and we use the most advanced surgical techniques to improve outcomes and mitigate risk with every procedure. We have completed numerous splenectomies over the 20 years our practice has been operating, and our complete professionalism and commitment to the needs of our patients have been rewarded with outstanding results. We take most forms of insurance, and we work closely with our patients to make the surgery process as convenient as possible.

To learn more about our splenectomy surgeries for patients in the Mesa, Gilbert, or Chandler areas, call (480) 887-8335 or contact us online to schedule a consultation today. Most consultations occur within three days of the first contact with a client!

When Does a Splenectomy Become Necessary?

Your physician may recommend a spleen removal for a variety of reasons. Viral or bacterial infections like mononucleosis or syphilis may leave the spleen enlarged, as can certain cancers. An enlarged spleen can capture too many blood cells, clogging it, reducing its efficacy, and increasing the likelihood of infections, anemia, and other disorders. An enlarged spleen can also rupture, which can lead to life-threatening internal bleeding that requires immediate spleen removal. Similarly, blood disorders like anemia or ITP, spleen injuries, and spleen tumors can require removal of the spleen for proper treatment.

Types of Spleen Removal Surgery

There are two common types of spleen removal surgeries: the open splenectomy and the laparoscopic splenectomy. Both require full sedation, and at Surgical Professionals, we prefer the laparoscopic splenectomy where possible, as it is the least invasive.

Open Splenectomy

In this procedure, the abdomen is cut open down the center, and the surgeon gently moves aside other tissues to expose the spleen. An incision is made to remove the spleen, and the abdomen is closed with stitches when the operation is complete. Open splenectomies are often the best choice for ruptured spleens or patients with excessive scar tissue.

Laparoscopic Splenectomy

In this procedure, small incisions are made strategically in the abdomen, and a camera is inserted to allow the surgeon to monitor the procedure. Small tools are used to remove the spleen in a minimally invasive manner, allowing for fewer stitches, faster healing, and shorter recovery times.

At Surgical Professionals, we offer both procedures, and we will use the method that provides the best results based on the input of your physician, the reason for spleen removal, and other pertinent factors.

Schedule a Splenectomy Consultation Today

As with any major surgery, a splenectomy has benefits and risks. Contact our team at Surgical Professionals today to discuss these as well as your options for spleen removal surgery. We are here to answer any questions you may have, and we are happy to help throughout the process.

Call (480) 887-8335 or contact us online to request a consultation today!


Please note that the above information is provided for general purposes only and may not apply to your specific situation. Our surgical capabilities may also be subject to change. Contact us to discuss your medical condition, determine the most appropriate treatment for your individual case, and confirm that we can address your procedure.

What Our Patients Have to Say

AMAZING! Dr. Ju is an awesome Dr he did an emergency surgery on me, he was so calm and professional. He made what could have been a horrible experience so easy. Thank you, Dr. Ju,
I have had 2 surgeries by Dr. Ju, gallbladder removal & a small fatty tissue tumor in my lower back. Both we’re successful with no complications. Dr. Ju is not only highly skilled as a surgeon, but he is also very personal & compassionate.

John Maas /

March, 2020 Dr. Gray performed my thyroid cancer surgery. Everything went as he said it would. He is a very competent and gifted surgeon. I would highly recommend him as a surgeon.

Shirley LaRocca /

Really trust this Dr. Ju. I am glad I had him to do emergency surgery on me and to put things back to normal.

Robyn Kleinman /

July 7 2016 Dr. Grey took the time to answer all my questions even after I had left the office . I was referred to him after a failed attempt with another surgeon and so far I’m 14 hours post surgery and doing good . Thank you Jennifer for your efforts and Dr. Grey

Tiff in Phoenix, AZ /

What can I say Dr. Ju did my very first ever surgery, and wow he was amazing, I was scared out of my mind but he made me feel comfortable, I healed nicely and was no longer in pain. He is an amazing surgeon god definitely blessed his ability.

Agina Blaw /

Dr Gray did an excellent job twice when my father had hernias. One was an emergency situation, and the other was not. Both times, Dr Gray showed expertise in diagnosing the problem, performing the surgery, setting our expectations and follow through after the procedure. I definitely would recommend him for your surgical procedures.

Self-verified patient of Dr. Devin L Gray  /

Dr. Ju saved my life. I had surgery back in 2010 (almost 10 years ago). He is an amazing surgeon with a wonderful concern for his patients. His staff were also very professional and caring during a very difficult time in my life. Thank you, Doctor Ju.

Rose Martin /

Had an inguinal hernia Dr Gray did a great job I strongly recommend his skills

Self-verified patient of Dr. Devin L Gray  /

Dr Ju is amazing. It was my first surgery and I was scared. I came thru it no problems. Thank you!

Wendy Foody /

My entire experience with Doctor Gray was of the utmost professionalism courtesy kindness by all of his staff included. Doctor Gray was dynamic in his experience and his knowledge. In my experience I thought I was taken care very well which gave me a great level of confidence in my experience through this surgery.

Brett Barker /

This Doctor saved my life and I have nothing but admiration for him. Dr. Brian Ju was my surgeon for the removal of my gall bladder 2 weeks ago. He is the most phenomenal and adept surgeon I’ve ever experienced. He even coordinated with the anesthesiologists to ensure that the anesthesia had anti-nausea elements because of my history with nausea!

Sherri Smith /

I am not from the valley but was here to visit my son and his family. Dr. Gray and his staff were amazing in getting me in and actually scheduling my surgery the day after I had my first visit. The office staff – especially Alex is absolutely the BEST. Everyone is extremely efficient and at the same time – very caring. I can not thank Dr. Gray and his staff more! Very grateful and I wish I could package what you have going on and take it home with me! THANK YOU!!!!

Kathi in Pueblo, Colorado /

I was fortunate have Dr. Ju for two surgeries. He was an excellent surgeon for one, and his bed side manor was outstanding. I felt very confident with Dr. Ju and his staff. If I were to have any procedures or surgeries done in the future, I would schedule them with Dr. Ju and the excellent staff at Surgical Professionals Inc. Thank you again to a wonderful professional staff.

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Self-verified patient of Dr. Devin L Gray  /

10 years ago, gall bladder, now hernia repair. I specifically went back to him because of his bedside manner and professionalism. I highly recommend him to anybody looking for a positive experience.

Jeff Hals /

Excellent bedside manner and surgical skill. Would definitely recommend him!

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