Epublication WebSurg.com, Jun 2013;13(06). URL: http://websurg.com/doi/lt03enrothenberg003
Traditionally, surgical removal of the spleen was performed by an open approach using either an upper midline or left subcostal incision. With the advent of minimally invasive techniques, laparoscopic splenectomy has become a standard procedure for elective removal of the spleen for most indications. In this lecture, Dr. Steven Rothenberg presents his procedure for standard laparoscopic and single port splenectomy.