A 58-year-old female asked:
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why are there no doctors in canada who specialize in surgery to remove adhesions?

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Dr. Ankush Bansal
17 years experience Internal Medicine
General surgeon: Any general surgeon should be able to do that. I've never heard of a subspecialty of surgery just for lysis of adhesions.
Answered on Sep 20, 2012
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Dr. Michael Murray
33 years experience General Surgery
Poor success rates: Surgery for adhesions has not had great results in long term studies. Although patients feel good in the post operative period close to 50 percent are having the same pain within 1 year. Gorenment run health systems would probably not consider this cost effective.
Answered on Nov 28, 2017
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