Adhesiolysis is a minimally-invasive surgical procedure that has been very effective in treating people with chronic pain due to adhesions. ~Dr. Suneil (Neil) Jolly
Laparoscopic adhesiolysis can be used to treat the following conditions.
If you have abdominal adhesions, you may also have chronic pain. Some of the symptoms may include nausea, vomiting, abdomen swelling, dehydration and cramps.
Spinal Surgery Syndrome
This syndrome can occur after spinal surgery when scar tissue forms and causes chronic pain in the lower back. Adhesiolysis can provide effective pain relief by removing the scar tissue.
Spinal stenosis is the narrowing of the spinal canal that compresses nerves and causes pain, motor problems and muscle weakness. These symptoms can be caused by scar tissue which if removed can relieve the pain.
Adhesions can obstruct the ovaries or Fallopian tubes causing female reproductive problems. The adhesions can cause painful intercourse for some people.
Adhesions can cause a block in the intestines resulting in digestion problems, nausea, vomiting, and an inability to pass gas or stool.
What causes adhesions?
Abdominal adhesions can be formed from any type of trauma to your abdomen, but most commonly they are a side effect of abdominal surgery. Infections or conditions that cause inflammation that lead to adhesions include Crohn’s disease, endometriosis, diverticular disease, peritonitis, and pelvic inflammatory disease. Normally, adhesions do not need to be treated. The adhesions normally form on the inner lining of the abdomen, but can also develop between organs, intestines, and Fallopian tubes.
I have found that Adhesiolysis has been very effective in treating chronic spinal pain and has improved the quality of life for my patients. ~Dr. Suneil (Neil) Jolly
Recovery Time for Adhesiolysis
Most people have abdomen discomfort for about two weeks, but regular activities can start in the second and fourth weeks of recovery. It is important to get rest, avoid intense activity, avoid certain foods, and take care of the surgical wound correctly. After recovery, many people find the chronic pain and discomfort is completely gone.