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What surgeries help treat adhesions?

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Two common surgical techniques used to treat abdominal adhesions are laparoscopy and laparotomy.

With laparoscopy, a doctor places a camera into your body through a small hole in the skin to confirm that adhesions exist. The adhesions then are cut and released.

In laparotomy, a doctor makes a larger incision to directly see adhesions and treat them.

The technique varies depending on specific circumstances.

SOURCE:

Adhesions, General and After Surgery from eMedicineHealth

Reviewed by Lisa Bernstein on May 31, 2018

SOURCE:

Adhesions, General and After Surgery from eMedicineHealth

Reviewed by Lisa Bernstein on May 31, 2018

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