Cleveland Clinic is why I'm in this position. I hate those @@%*! The colorectal surgeon blatantly lied to me and said she could do laparoscopic. She never disclosed the success rate was only 10% and that I'd most likely need a laparotomy. Sold us a false bill of goods. I would have never agreed to being cut open again. The entire experience was nightmarish including the hospital stay.
On another note, I also have endometriosis and, according to the tactless doctor on the Cleveland Clinic surgical team, a uterus the size of a grapefruit that calls for a hysterectomy. I wonder if it is contributing to my pain.
As for solutions, I had lysis of adhesions and the surgery was done by Dr Phillip Fleshner. However, he is in Los Angeles. He is highly regarded and a rock star in the OR. If you have options, I'd consider seeing him.
As for day to day solutions, there is a Chinese herbal tea that aids in digestion. It is known as red tea or Pu-Erh. It breaks down all the food in one's stomach. My son even remarked how well it worked. It's worth a try. I use loose leaf.
I also use a portable Shiatsu massager you can buy off Amazon. I swear by heat therapy and massage. I place it under my lower back and it alleviates pain. Especially for menstrual cramps and post surgery.