What kind of outcome is typical for splenectomy surgery?

Many splenectomy patients return to most of their usual routines after their recovery from the procedure. Following a splenectomy, other organs in your body typically take over the functions that were performed by your spleen—making white blood cells to protect you from infection and storing and filtering blood. But splenectomy patients are at an increased risk of other infections and illnesses, so your doctor might recommend that you take extra precautions.

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