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Laparoscopic Excision of Adhesions

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Laparoscopic Excision of Adhesions
If you have history of abdominal or pelvic pain and history of prior surgery, endometriosis, pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) or inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn’s, Ulcerative Colitis, Diverticulitis)  you may have scarring (adhesions) inside your abdomen.  After reviewing your medical history and performing an exam you may be advised to have a Laparoscopic Excision of Adhesions.  

A  Laparoscopic Excision of Adhesions is a type of minimally invasive surgery in which small incisions (cuts) between 0.5 to 1 cm are made on the abdominal wall through which an instrument called a laparoscope can be placed.  The abdominal cavity is able to be visualized by distending it with an absorbable gas, typically, carbon dioxide.  The laparoscope allows the surgeon to visualize the abdomen and pelvis, uterus and ovaries/tubes.  Small instruments can be placed through small incisions allowing the surgeon to remove adhesions that you may have attached to your uterus, ovaries, fallopian tubes or intestines.  Usually if you are having significant pain and adhesions are found, you will have some relief after this procedure.  Your pain will likely improve but in some cases pain can persist and you and your doctor may have to explore other potential causes for your pain.

To learn more about getting the Laparoscopic Excision of Adhesions minimally-invasive procedure at Advanced & Minimally Invasive Gynecology, contact our practice.