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Dr. I had my gallbladder out two months ago, and my surgeon said he had to cut through a lot of scar tissue to take it out. Why does scar tissue form when an organ isn't working? It showed in the photo he took, that I still have a lot of scar tissue, and I wanted to know if this will cause any problems around my liver, or anything else in the future. Thanks

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Dear Brenda,

Scar tissue generally forms after a surgical procedure. Whenever the integrity of the skin structure and internal organs is compromised, scar tissue forms. It is a part of the healing process. Unfortunately, it is not an asset to have it.

Scar tissue, also known as adhesions, is a fibrous strand of tissue that adheres to the abdominal wall and can attach to internal organs. The most common occurrence is the formation of a small bowel obstruction caused by the adhesions connecting and inadvertently pulling on the small intestine.

Unfortunately, there is nothing to prevent them. Although scar tissue is the most common cause of small bowel obstructions, the majority of people do not have any associated problem with them.

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Dr. Pamela M. Cipriano, DNP, ACNP-BC

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GENERAL SURGERY Intestinal obstructions; Perforations; Ostomy; End ileostomy; Hemicolectomy; Take down ileostomy; Ostomy reversals; Diverticulitis; Chrohns Disease; Appendectomy; Cholecystectomy (gallbladder); Ventral hernia repair; Inguinal hernia repair; Umbilical hernia repair; Chest tubes; Pleurex catheters; Lobe-ectomy; Pneumonectomy; Thoracotomy; Pleuradesis; Thyroid surgery; Mastectomy; Lumpectomy LAPAROSCOPIC - LAPAROTOMY - LAPAROSCOPIC ASSISTED

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My name is Dr. Cipriano. I am a Hospitalist on the Medical Staff. I round, admit, discharge, consult and assist with surgeries in the OR. I manage patients in the ICU and Med/Surg floors. I also work in the emergency department. I am certified critical care nurse (CCRN). And ACLS certified. I

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Society of Hospital Medicine American College of Nurse Practitioners Connecticut Advance Practice Registered Nurse Society

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Maryville University 2014-2016 Doctor of Nursing Practice University of Connecticut 2007-2011 MSN, Acute Care Track Nurse Practitioner. Board Certified September 2011 Central Connecticut State University 2002-2006 BA Psychology St. Mary's Hospital School of Nursing 1991-1993 Diploma Nursing Registered Nurse

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