Thank you for responding. I have had 2 previous surgeries for adhesions. After the. First surgery I was symptom free for 4 years but after the second I was only free of symptoms for 8 months. I have differing opinions from two surgeons at Hopkins Hospital. One wants to operate again and the other thinks that it is better to treat conservatively and just treat me with pain medication. N/g tube and bowel rest. I don't know which one to believe.