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Spokane, WA
A 63-year-old male asked:

Appendix, colon cancer and bdominal hernia mesh implant surgeries. lots of scar tissue causing bowel blockages. can anything be done about it?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Herbert Hoover
- Select Specialities - 52 years experience
Yes: Most bowel obstructions can be resolved by a surgical procedure to free up the adhesions. They can recur but it is worth trying.
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Dr. Michael Ginsburg
Interventional Radiology 13 years experience
Significant problem: There are no known medical treatments for adhesions. Once formed, there isn't medicine that can dissolve them. Symptomatic treatment with pain & anti-nausea meds may be helpful at controlling some of the symptoms. The main stay of treatment is surgical therapy called adhesiolysis or lysis of adhesions. Adhesions can be divided using laparoscopic techniques which may relieve your symptoms.
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Last updated Feb 20, 2022

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