Frequently Asked Questions
What is Adhesiolysis?
A band of scar tissue formed between the organs after an abdominal operation is known as Adhesions. As the healing process of our body, 90-95% of patients develop adhesions. Breaking down of adhesions surgically is known as adhesiolysis. Adhesiolysis is done to symptomatically relieve the patient.
What are the advantages of Adhesiolysis?
Few advantages of Adhesiolysis are:
- Less Postoperative pain
- Earlier return of bowel function
- Decreased incidence of Incisional Hernia
- Reduced recovery time
- Shorter hospital stay
What are the indications of Adhesiolysis?
Adhesiolysis is indicated in individuals who have undergone abdominal surgery and facing following postoperative complications:
- Small or complete bowel obstruction
- Chronic abdominal or pelvic pain
- History of recurrent bowel obstruction
What are the steps involved in Adhesiolysis?
- After administration of general anesthesia, the patient is placed in supine Trendelenburg (15-30 degrees inclined with the feet elevated above the head) position and strapped properly to the bed.3 or 5 incisions are made on the abdomen to make the internal organs visible to the surgeon.
- The surgeon then takes down the adhesions and the incision sites are stitched closed.
- After the completion of the surgery, the patient is taken to the hospital room for recovery.
Who are the best surgeons/doctors to perform Adhesiolysis?
A certified and well trained General Surgeon can perform Adhesiolysis.
What is the cost of Adhesiolysis?
Minimum cost for Adhesiolysis in Mumbai starts from Rs. 53,790
Average expenses for Adhesiolysis in Mumbai is approximately Rs. 79,200
Maximum amount to be paid for Adhesiolysis in Mumbai rises upto Rs. 1,35,300
Cost of Adhesiolysis depends on factors such as:
- Admission fee
- Doctor fee
- Age of the patient
- Severity of the condition
- Post-surgical complications
- Type of Hospital
- The hospital room you opted for
- Any other lab tests or examination tests such as X-ray, ECG, etc.
Is Adhesiolysis a major surgery or minor surgery?
Adhesiolysis is considered a minor surgery as it is minimally invasive and requires less recovery time.
What are the risks and complications associated with Adhesiolysis?
- Injury to the bowel
- Damage to the neighboring organs such as gallbladder, spleen, ovaries, etc.
- Recurrent bowel obstruction
How long does it take to complete Adhesiolysis?
Adhesiolysis may take almost 60-75 minutes to complete and sometimes it may take more than the usual time depending on the condition of the patient.
What is the recovery time for Adhesiolysis?
Individuals who undergo Adhesiolysis may take upto 2-4 weeks to recover completely.
What is the success rate of Adhesiolysis?
The success rate of Adhesiolysis depends on the following factors:
- Age of the patient
- The medical condition of the patient
- Experience of the surgeon/doctor
- Type of surgery or procedure performed
However, the success rate for Adhesiolysis also depends on the severity of adhesions. Hence, the success rate has a wide range of 38-87%.
Is Adhesiolysis Permanent?
Adhesiolysis is a permanent procedure, but some patients might have recurrent bowel obstruction due to abdominal surgery.
Can Adhesiolysis be detected in future?
Adhesiolysis cannot be detected by diagnostic tests such as X-ray, CT Scan, MRI, Ultrasound, etc. Hence, Adhesiolysis cannot be detected in the future.
What are the options if Adhesiolysis fails?
If Adhesiolysis fails, then the doctor may recommend revision surgery or open surgery.