Treatment for Spleen Diseases
The spleen is a fist-sized organ in the upper left abdomen region that is part of the body’s immune system. When the spleen is not working correctly, it can impact your body’s ability to fight infection and have other health consequences. Red and white blood cells are affected by the spleen, which are vital for fighting disease and oxygenating the blood. Danny Shouhed, M.D. is a board certified general surgeon who specializes in treatment for spleen diseases through his practice in Los Angeles and Santa Monica.
The spleen is located below your heart and by your stomach right below your left ribcage. This organ is part of the lymphatic system, part of your immune system that fights off viral and bacterial infections. The spleen filters the blood, removing dead or damaged blood cells. It also stores blood cells and releases white blood cells when the body is attacked by infection. When the spleen is diseased or not working correctly, it can impact immunity, bleeding and fluid balance. It is also prone to enlargement, which can put it at risk for life-threatening ruptures.
Types of Spleen Disorders
Dr. Danny Shouhed is a highly respected gastrointestinal surgeon who specializes in performing minimally-invasive abdominal surgeries. While there are non-surgical treatments for spleen diseases we offer, if a splenectomy (removal of the spleen) is needed, you will not find a more qualified surgeon. Dr. Shouhed offers treatment for the following spleen and abdominal disorders:
Anemia, abdominal pain, frequent infections and fatigue can all be possible symptoms of a spleen disorder. If you have symptoms of a spleen disease or you have been diagnosed with a spleen disorder, contact us at our office in Los Angeles. Our staff can schedule a consultation with Dr. Danny Shouhed to discuss spleen treatment options.