Splenectomy in Gulfport, MS

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The spleen is an organ that comprises part of the immune system. It helps fight bacteria, helps filter and remove old and damaged blood, and stores red blood cells. Sometimes, if the spleen is not working correctly or there are other medical issues like ITP, the spleen may necessitate removal. If you are having difficulty with your spleen, you can trust Dr. Donald Balder at Mississippi Institute of Weight Loss & Gulf Coast Aesthetics to assist you with finding the appropriate solution. Dr. Balder can guide you through finding the proper treatment and help determine if a laparoscopic splenectomy is right for you. To discuss having a laparoscopic splenectomy and how it may benefit your immune system, request a consultation today.

During a laparoscopic splenectomy, you will be placed under general anesthesia while a hollow tube known as a cannula is inserted into the abdomen. Carbon dioxide will be used to expand the abdominal cavity to provide better viewing. A laparoscope, which is connected to a camera, is then moved through the cannula to provide visualization of the internal organs. Dr. Balder will then utilize smaller cannulas in other abdomen areas to insert the necessary medical tools to remove the spleen.

Following the splenectomy, you will need to rest and follow the directions given to you by Dr. Balder for proper recovery. Typically, you will be admitted after the procedure to follow the stability of your platelet count and discharged home when stable.  Due to the small sutures used to close the incisions, you should have minimal scarring; however, you may still have discomfort in the surgical area. You may be prescribed pain medication to help with this discomfort. Please get in touch with our office if you have any questions or concerns about the procedure.

I have been a patient of Dr. Balder for the last 10 months and cannot say enough good things about him and his practice. My office visits have consisted of hormone replacement therapy, threads, and Opus Plasma for acne scarring. I left each visit pleased with the positive effects of the treatment provided. He has taken the time to listen to my concerns and formulated the best plan for me. His office staff is extremely pleasant and knowledgeable as well. If you are looking for a Doctor that has patience, understanding and provides what you are actually looking for, I HIGHLY recommend Dr Balder.

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Dr Balder is an amazing physician and person. He truly cares about his patient's understanding exactly what the procedure entails and expected outcome. Your well being is his main concern and HE is your best physician choice to achieve a healthier and more youthful YOU!

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He was amazing in the treatment of my family! From Hormone Health to PDO Thread lift to Neurotoxin injection and fillers. We are so happy and will not trust anyone else!!

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Just have to say a big thank you for all that Dr. Balder and his amazing staff have done. I recently had some neck threading done and I loved the results. A couple of days after I had some minor issues. I called the office and immediately they had me come in. Dr. Balder was outstanding and made sure that I was ok with zero complications. He took amazing care of me and I am beyond grateful. Thank you Dr. Balder to you and your staff you guys are amazing.

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Dr. Balder has a good bedside manner. He explains what is happening and why. He is patient, conscientious, and even keeled. Not only to his patients, but from what I can tell, to his staff as well. His prices are very reasonable. You can tell he’s providing quality for a fair price for elective type services. Definitely recommend.

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If you or a loved one is struggling with your immune system and think there may be an issue with your spleen, our experts are here to help. A laparoscopic splenectomy can provide the solutions you need with smaller incisions and less scarring. To determine if having a splenectomy in Gulfport, MS is the best option for your needs, contact our knowledgeable team today to request a consultation so we can help get you back on the road to better health.

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