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How to you treat scar tissue from a previous back surgery? Can it be surgically moved?
6 doctors weighed in

Dr. Will Moorehead
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
2 doctors agree
In brief: Yes---BUT
Technically scar tissue removal following spinal surgery can be performed, but, have indepth discussion with your spinal surgeon.
Regeneration of the scar tissue may occur to even a greater degree. There are new barriers to decrease scar tissue formation such as amniotic tissue called biodefense. Talk to your spinal surgeon. Get a second opinion.

In brief: Yes---BUT
Technically scar tissue removal following spinal surgery can be performed, but, have indepth discussion with your spinal surgeon.
Regeneration of the scar tissue may occur to even a greater degree. There are new barriers to decrease scar tissue formation such as amniotic tissue called biodefense. Talk to your spinal surgeon. Get a second opinion.
Dr. Will Moorehead
Dr. Will Moorehead
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Dr. Michael Sinclair
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: Internal or external
Internal scar tissue can cause pain that can lead to more surgery which can lead to more scar tissue.
It can become a nightmare. An ugly external scar could be re excised or treated with a fractional resurfacing laser or both for cosmetic reasons. If the external scar is a keloid, then treatment is more complicated than just cutting it out.

In brief: Internal or external
Internal scar tissue can cause pain that can lead to more surgery which can lead to more scar tissue.
It can become a nightmare. An ugly external scar could be re excised or treated with a fractional resurfacing laser or both for cosmetic reasons. If the external scar is a keloid, then treatment is more complicated than just cutting it out.
Dr. Michael Sinclair
Dr. Michael Sinclair
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Dr. Alan Durkin
Surgery - Plastics
In brief: Yes
Absolutely.

In brief: Yes
Absolutely.
Dr. Alan Durkin
Dr. Alan Durkin
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