The time between adhesion surgeries is getting smaller.

Sun Jan 6 19:14:36 2002

In the past 15 years, I have had 4 adhesion surgeries to correct bowel obstructions. My surgeon suggested he has not used a cloth barrier because the 14 feet of small intestine is smooth. He said the cloth barrier costs $500.00 for a small piece of it and he wouldn't know where to place the piece on a smooth intestine. I don't want to have another surgery in the near future. Does anyone have a list of the possible options such as the adhesion barrier cloth, the adhesin gel and massage therapy and their corresponding success rates? An estimate of costs would also be helpful. Thank you for your time.

M. Hunter

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