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Studies have recommended that if a conversion to an open lysis of adhesions is necessary, it should be done sooner rather than later to reduce post-operative morbidity (3).
Concomitant procedures, including hysterectomy, slings, anterior/posterior repair, and lysis of adhesions, were also performed along with the robotic tolpopexy in most of the patients in both groups.
Also, 3% of patients underwent surgical lysis of adhesions within the first year after colectomy; the figures were 14% by year 10 and 17% by year 20.
In October 2001, the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted ArthroCare clearance to market Coblation-based surgical devices for open and laparoscopic approaches to a variety of specific gynecological indications including removal of tumors, lysis of adhesions, hysterectomy, myomectomy, salpingo-oophorectomy, endometriosis and other common gynecological procedures.
If symptoms persist, then surgical lysis of adhesions should be considered.
Neither BMI nor performance of an appendectomy impacted the surgeon's time at the console; however, greater uterine weight and lysis of adhesions significantly lengthened operating time.
Additionally, this device is an effective tool for lysis of adhesions in the middle ear cavity.
The new LCS-5 may be used for many videoscopic procedures such as: Nissen fundoplication for gastroesophageal reflux disease, laparoscopically assisted hysterectomy, cholecystectomy, excision of endometrial implants, lysis of adhesions and myomectomy.