Laparoscopic adhesiolysis is used to remove scar
called adhesions, which are caused by infection or
previous surgery in patients with chronic pelvic pain or
infertility. As a result of this scar tissue, organs which
normally separate, such as the bladder and bowel, can
become 'stuck' together causing pain.
The operation is performed under a general anaesthetic,
and the length of time taken will vary from 30 minutes
hours depending on the number of adhesions.
The procedure is performed laparoscopically, using
small, fibre-optic 'telescope', which is inserted into
abdomen through a small incision. The adhesions are
broken down with specially designed instruments. All the
organs remain intact.
There will be some discomfort following surgery
controlled with pain killers.
The average hospital stay is 1-2 days and complete
recovery should occur within 2 weeks.