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?

While at Portland Pain & Spine, 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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