Adhesion surgery for chronic obstructions

Hi all,

This is a new thread as a continuation to another thread about problematic, chronic bowel obstructions. I am at a point where I get obstructions every 1-2 weeks that land me in the hospital for 2-4 days. Before this, I have had increasingly chronic pain that I now understand was from adhesions.  I've tried every diet change imaginable, including living on fluids  for weeks at a time, but the moment I start eating even a low residue diet, the obstructions come back and I end up back in hospital. I've seen a surgeon and have a second opinion this week about how to move forward. My question is:

Has anyone had adhesion surgery, and what were your outcomes/reasons for having it? Was it laparoscopic or open?

(and I know surgery can lead to more adhesions, but I can't really live like this)

Thanks -19 years with this pouch so I guess things are finally catching up with it  

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