I feel most doctors think adhesions cause us a bit of a belly ache, gas, and a little discomfort. I really do not think they understand the magnitude of our suffering and diminshed quality of life or surely more would be done to help us. The only kind of doctor I have been able to find to help is an obgyn. When ever I have consulted with a surgeon, they quickly show you the door.
I watched a special on discovery health where a surgeon removed a 200 pound tumor from a women which took like 18 hours and yet is seems impossible for us who have adhesions to find a surgeon who can use a barrier to help us with the adhesions from returning. Something is terribly wrong with this picture.
But yet if one is fortunate enough to have the money, you can go to germany and recieve excellent treatment/removal/barrier for adhesions. I am going to start telling all of these doctors who pass me off to yet another doctor how rich they could be if they would only specialize in adhesions..
I so pray the US begins realizing the severity, suffering and debilitations that result from adhesions and start treating it as such. Here again, I feel the major problem with getting proper medical care as far as adhesions are concerned is that doctors cant "see" them on any standard tests. I also feel mostly women suffer from adhesions and it is so easy to just associate our complaints with 'female issues.' When in reality adhesions most of the time are not in our female organs but spread throughout our stomach/bowels.