Some patients who have had previous surgery can be affected by debilitating chronic pain as a result. They have often been labelled as suffering from ‘Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and have been on long-term pain killing medication.
In some instances, the pain may be as the result of adhesions (scar tissue) formed as a consequence of previous surgery. Professor Qureshi offers a service to help decide if the pain could be due to adhesions. Although there can be no guarantees, he can offer key hole surgery to divide the adhesions in the hope that it will provide relief of symptoms in some patients.