Adhesions can form in your pelvis from either infection, previous surgery and endometriosis.
I perform laparoscopic surgery to treat these adhesions, and this procedure is called adhesiolysis.
I will remove and cut through the scar tissue causing the adhesions. Sometimes I will work alongside a colorectal surgeon to dissect out bowel adhesions.
How is the surgery performed?
- Laparoscopic adhesiolysis is performed under general anaesthesia through small incisions and the use of a camera attached laparoscope.
- I will also use carbon dioxide gas expand the abdomen so that the pelvic organs are clearly visible.
- The laparoscope, which is in effect a small tube attached with a camera and light at one end, is inserted into the abdomen to identify the adhesions.
- Using surgical instruments designed for laparoscopy, the adhesions are cut or released to free the organs that had been damaged .