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Lysis of Adhesions

There may be scars that form in the area of the pelvis or abdomen and when they exist, it can lead to chronic abdominal pain in some people that suffer from those scars. The scars may form as a result of trauma due to surgery, and scarring is a natural part of healing. At times, however, the formation of scar can also lead to significant pain and when you have that problem, a procedure known as lysis of adhesions may be able to help.

During the procedure, which is minimally invasive, a small incision or perhaps multiple incisions will be used to guide a tiny camera and other tools to the area and locate the scarring that is taking place. The scarring will then be repaired so that the pain will be relieved. During the time that you are having this procedure, you will be under general anesthesia and it can last anywhere from 1-3 hours. In addition, the abdomen will be extended by using a gas that is injected into the area. By cutting out the scarring, it helps to free the organs and relieves the pain.