Adhesiolysis

What Is Adhesiolysis?

The surgical procedure in which abdominal adhesions are removed is called Adhesiolysis. Often times scar tissue is formed over surgical wounds after abdominal surgery, which is a normal part of the healing process. Sometimes these scars become risen bands or lumps, as a result of the thickening of the scar tissue. This is called abdominal adhesions.

What does the procedure look like?

The patient will be given general anesthesia, so they will not feel any pain. Adhesiolysis is a minimally invasive procedure in which your surgeon will use a laparoscope, through a small incision in your abdomen, to locate the adhesion(s). Once located via images on a screen, the surgeon will cut out the adhesion(s).

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