The spleen is a blood-filled organ in the left upper quadrant of the abdomen that plays a vital role in your immune system. It has three main functions: store blood cells, filter old and damaged blood cells, and produce antibodies to help fight infection.
If you’ve been told you may need surgery, you might be wondering where to start. Finding a surgeon can be a daunting task. Many times, patients are left to do their own research on the procedure and the best surgeon to perform the surgery. A simple Google search is often the first-place patients start, but there are other criteria to consider when evaluating a surgeon’s experience and expertise.
The early detection of colon cancer can save lives. Unlike most cancers, colon cancer can be prevented with screening and can be treatable when found early. At Austin Surgeons, we are dedicated to raising awareness about the importance of colon cancer screening because anyone can develop this sometimes-silent disease.