Lysis of Adhesions

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Adhesions (intra-abdominal scarring) are a natural part of the normal healing process and develop as a result of previous abdominal surgery, infections, endometriosis and trauma. For a small amount of patients, adhesions may cause intestinal obstruction, infertility and chronic abdominal pain. Laparoscopic lysis of adhesions is the process through which the adhesions are cut away.

Reasons for this surgery include:

• Intestinal obstruction
• Chronic abdominal / pelvic pain.
Some symptoms include:
• Abdominal pain
• Nausea
• Vomiting
• Bloating
• Cramps
• Diarrhea.

During a laparoscopic lysis of adhesions the patient is put under general anesthesia. The surgeon will insert a laparoscope into the abdomen after it has been filled with carbon dioxide gas for a better view of the internal organs. The area will be inspected and then the surgeon will use a few small instruments to help cut through the adhesions freeing up the surrounding tissue and organs.

In the instance of bowel obstruction due to adhesions, you will most likely end up in the ER with abdominal pain. Just remember, we are available to our patients 24/7. If you go to the hospital in Orange City or Sanford, you have every right to request our surgeons. Don’t settle anything less than the best!

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