Laparoscopic Lysis of Abdominal Adhesions

by birtanpublished on September 10, 2020

You your surgeon may perform laparoscopic lysis of adhesions or laparoscopic adhesion OSIS to remove scar tissue from the organs in your abdomen normally the surfaces of your abdominal organs are slippery and move easily past

One another as you go about your daily activities if you have bands of scar tissue in your abdomen called adhesions your abdominal organs stick to each other or to the abdominal wall these adhesions can cause

Bowel obstruction by constricting your intestines or twisting or pulling them out of place partially or completely blocking food or stool from moving through them if you are a woman adhesions can also cause infertility by

Twisting or pulling your fallopian tubes out of place partially or completely blocking fertilized eggs from reaching your uterus or a baby can grow and develop the most common cause of abdominal

Adhesions is abdominal surgery other causes can be abdominal infections such as peritonitis inflammatory conditions such as appendicitis abdominal trauma or radiation to begin your surgeon will inject gas

Into your abdomen to expand the abdominal cavity making it easier to see the structures inside then your surgeon will make a small incision to access the inside of your abdomen he or she will insert a laparoscope

Which contains a light a camera and a magnifying device the laparoscope will project images on to a monitor to guide your surgeons work after examining the abdominal cavity your surgeon will make three or four

Small incisions in your abdomen through which to pass surgical instruments using these instruments your surgeon will cut the adhesions to free the organs from each other once all of the adhesions are divided your surgeon will remove the

Laparoscopic instruments the incisions will be closed with sutures followed by skin glue or skin closure tape if there are complications with your laparoscopic procedure your surgeon will

Switch to an open procedure with a larger incision

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