Answers to Common General Surgery Questions

Premier Health providers answer frequently asked questions about general surgery.

Can an abdominal adhesion be removed? If so, how?

Abdominal adhesions can be cut away during surgery. They aren’t ever completely removed. Instead, the band is cut to detach organs from each other or the abdomen wall, Premier Physician Network (PPN) physicians say.

Though some adhesions go away on their own, abdominal adhesions that cause pain or discomfort have to be removed with surgery, according to the National Institutes of HealthOff Site Icon (NIH).

For more information about removing abdominal adhesions, talk with your doctor.

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Source: James deCaestecker, DO, FACS, Gem City Surgical Associates; Daniel Taylor, MD, FACS, Miami County Surgeons; L. Stewart Lowry, MD, FACS, Miami County Surgeons; Luan Tran, MD, Miami Valley Surgery Associates; J. Scott Wilcher, MD, North Dayton Surgeons; Steven Sutherin, MD, FACS, Miami Valley Surgery Associates

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