Laparoscopic surgery is an operation in which inside of the abdomen is examined by means of a telescope called a laparoscope. The operation is performed by making two or three small punctures (about 0.5 to 1 cm in size) on the abdomen – i.e., without making a big incision. In fact, no other test or investigation can diagnose adhesions with certainty – looking for them through a laparoscope is the only way confirming their presence. If the surgeon encounters adhesions, they can be easily divided using long laparoscopic instruments. The procedure is called adhesiolysis. A patient recovers quickly after laparoscopic surgery for adhesions as he/she has very little pain.

What about the pain after the surgery

After any laparoscopic operation, there is some pain at the site of the cuts for a few days. With the laparoscopic operation, this is much less as compared to the open operation. You will be prescribed medicines to control the pain. Also, you will be encouraged to get out of bed soon after the operation despite the slight discomfort. Over a period of time, the pain will gradually reduce and become almost negligible.