Professor Lloyd has been removing spleens for nearly 30 years
Professor Lloyd has been removing spleens for nearly 30 years. He has performed hundreds of splenectomies and is one of the most experienced spleen surgeons in the world. He was the first surgeon in the UK to perform spleen surgery using keyhole surgery in a child in the UK. He was also the first surgeon to perform a partial splenectomy which is useful for conditions such a hereditary spherocytosis and splenic cysts. By preserving part of the spleen patients do not require life long antibiotics as the risk of getting an infection remains normal. Patients who have the whole spleen removed will require vaccinations before the operation, which will have to be repeated every five years or so, take life-long antibiotics and avoid travelling to certain parts of the world. Most spleens can be removed laparoscopically with a hospital stay of 24 – 48 hours. Full recovery takes about 2 weeks. Conditions which require splenectomy include ITP which causes low platelets, lymphoma, splenic pain and hereditary blood disorders.
For more information about the splenic surgery please contact Professor David Lloyd.
What to do now…
During your consultation, you will be able to ask any questions you want, so don’t be afraid to ask any question relating to your groin pain. It may be easier to make a note of any changes you’ve noticed in preparation for the consultation.
Professor David M Lloyd
Professor of Surgery and Consultant Surgeon specialising in Hepatobiliary Surgery, Gall Stone Surgery, Hernia Surgery and Surgery for Groin Pain.
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