Other Surgical Procedures Performed

  • Splenectomy (keyhole removal of the spleen)
  • Keyhole groin hernia repair
  • Duodenum and small bowel operations are performed by keyhole, as possible
  • Many operations are performed in our service by keyhole (please contact us for information)


This is usually performed when blood products have consumed by the spleen and the haematologist requests removal. It is done for conditions such as ITP, haemolytic anaemia, lymphoma, leukaemia and less usual problems (such as hypersplenism).

Giant spleen can also be assisted by laparoscopy reducing the size of a cut and improving recovery.

For more information see http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/002944.htm


Groin and abdominal hernia are repaired by laparoscopy. Not all are suitable. Keyhole or laparoscopy is particularly beneficial in pain reduction and easy return to normal activities.

Other hernias treated include umbilical, spigelian, incisional, and hernias of diaphragm (Bochdalek, Morgagni) are also treated.


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