Laparoscopic adhesiolysis

• Laparoscopic adhesiolysis is used to remove scar tissue
   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 are
   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 to 2
   hours depending on the number of adhesions.

• The procedure is performed laparoscopically, using a
   small, fibre-optic 'telescope', which is inserted into the
   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 which is
   controlled with pain killers.

• The average hospital stay is 1-2 days and complete
   recovery should occur within 2 weeks.