Reducing the Risk of Pelvic Adhesions with an Adhesion Barrier
Overview: GYNECARE INTERCEED®
If you're preparing for a C-section or another pelvic surgery, your attention is probably most concerned with the procedure itself. You may not realize, however, that your doctor can take steps before the surgery to reduce the risk of painful postsurgical issues, like pelvic adhesions.
Pelvic adhesions are abnormal bands of scar tissue that form after gynecological surgeries and bind organs that are usually not connected. Learn more.
Most patients develop adhesions after pelvic surgery. In fact, one study shows that adhesions formed in 55-100% of patients who had reproductive pelvic surgery.¹ However, surgical adhesion barriers are effective at reducing adhesion formation after surgery.
GYNECARE INTERCEED® Absorbable Adhesion Barrier is a lightweight, tissue-like “fabric” adhesion barrier that your doctor can apply to organs to protect and separate them during the healing process. The fabric eventually dissolves as your body heals.
|1.||diZerega GS. Peritoneum, peritoneal healing, and adhesion formation. In: diZereg GS ed. Peritoneal Surgery. New York, NY: Springer; 2000; 16.|