Adhesions following an open hysterectomy
required a huge bowel resection, and now I'm just one big partial obstruction
all over my bowels waiting for another total obstruction.
Rule of thumb: more surgery causes more adhesions, causes more surgery to take down adhesions, causes more surgery... you get the idea. With some patients it turns into a vicious circle. Surgeons have been perfoming the lap chole procedure for many years now, and it is far superior to the open procedure.