Laparoscopic Surgery For Scar Tissue Removal

I am still young and I don't want to have some scars on my stomach for the rest of my life. There are only 3 tiny scars but I don't want them there. Can you please tell me, or give me some few tips and tricks on How do you get rid of scars on your stomach from having an appendix removed? Or a good product that I could buy from the store?

As you might already know, many people have scars on various part of the body, and they would want to get rid of them. The "How do you get rid of scars on your stomach question" is not as popular as the "how to get rid of acne scars" question is, but as you see from the question above, there are many people in the world today who want to treat any scar on their skin, including their stomach.

Treating scars always depends on the person on whom the scar is on. You can try Vitamin E lotion or you can try Palmer's Cocoa Butter Stick. Before they had laparoscopic surgery for that, people routinely had 4-5 inch scars. If you really want the scar tissue to disappear, you can probably have a plastic surgeon do it.

You can also go to a dermatologist, and ask for Klaron cream for in the mornings and Differin cream at night. And then there is this face wash cloth i use at night called Plexion. Or something like that and it takes away scars. But if you can't go to the dermatologist, then there is this face wash you can get at wal-mart or ne where Wutever it's called Cetaphil. It's not that expensive and it works just fine and it doesn't dry out your skin or anything like that. All off this as worked for me and I never break out anymore

laparoscopic surgery for scar tissue removal

28 thoughts on “Laparoscopic Surgery For Scar Tissue Removal

  1. What product works best for scars?
    I had a laparoscopic gallbladder removal (on wednesday 5/9/07) and they made some small incisions on my abdomen for the surgical instruments. I am 22.
    My question is:

    Can I start applying scar treatment products?
    Which one works the best?
    How do you determine if it has healed enough yet?

    • everyone says Mederma gel works really well, but I used vitamin E on my ankle surgery scar & found that it worked best. You can also start using it as soon as the incision closes, while it’s still a scab, or you can start once it scars over. Mederma must be applied to a scar only…not a scab. Vitamin E is also so much cheaper than the scar treatment stuff, and works better, in my opinion. I tried Mederma, but didn’t see much improvement.
      when I was in physical therapy after my surgery, my therapist would apply vitamin E to the incision site too, to keep the tissue soft & hydrated, to reducing the liklihood of scarring. That’s how I knew Vitamin E really was the right choice, when the Doctor was applying the same mineral that I was.

      give it a try, you can start with vitamin E immediately if you want…it will NOT hurt you, and it’s way cheaper than the specialty stuff.

      Nest wishes!


  2. Im scheduled for a hysterectomy next week, and I was wondering about a couple of things?
    Well I will start with just the basic facts… I have had 3 c-sections, my last 2 babies averaged 10.5 and 12.2 lbs. Im only 115 lbs myself so needless to say in turn caused me to end up with (this is my Dr’s words) severe aggresive scar tissue, that after having removed by an operative laperoskopi said that it will continue to keep growing back, he said he never seen anything like this, then after telling me this in the recovery room i started feeling funny, now the surgery’s incision was so small didnt require stitches upon checking because my blood pressure went down to low they found i was hemmorging from the incision because the lining had been stretched and thinned by having large babies, so that scared me when i was advised to have a partial hysterctomy a few years later when the pain came back along with very heavy menstrations, and painful sex, now the day of my then scheduled surgery i was sick with a cold and it was cancelled, well i ended up moving out of state lost my insurance for almost 10 years until now, completely different doctor who upon reading my papers from back home said that all he haid from my old doctor was that he just removed scar tissue, i dread having an adominal hystercomy for loss of blood from incision or just the pain i remeber from the c sections, oh did i mention that i had to have reconstructive plastic surgery on my scar also… so ruining that too, i asked the doctor why not the alterntive way like laporoscopy, vaginal hysterectomy and he said well if im going in there to remove scar tissue also he needs to be able to get in there, why like that it to me was removed once by a laporoscopy surgery why cant it still be done both ways again. any thoughts or advise would be apperciated my surgery is dec 2011 pre op stuff in two days so i wouldnt wait to long

    • Have you had a second opinion? It’s possible that the doc you’re seeing just doesn’t’ like doing laparoscopic procedures, but he doesn’t want to say that so instead is saying that an open incision is better. On the other hand it’s possible that what he’s saying is entirely true–an open scar does allow far better visibility and access than a laparoscopically assisted vaginal hysterectomy. That is, it IS true that he gets better visibility with an open incision, but it might also be true that any doc would want an open incision in this case due to the severity of the scar tissue. Yet I know women who have had pretty serious endometriosis internal scarring (also called adhesions) problems, who nevertheless also had the scar removal procedure done laparoscopically. What do you know of this doctor? Is he affiliated with a good hospital? You could always find an area teaching hospital and talk to a doc there, who will be more up on all the latest techniques. I believe it’s true that in some ways a hysterectomy is easier on you than a c-section. It’s easier and faster and there’s less bleeding to remove the uterus entirely than there is to fix a uterus with a big scar on it. It sounds like you’ve waited this many years for this surgery already so you might postpone it a bit more as long as that is totally safe for you, and make an appointment for a consult with a different doc just for peace of mind.

  3. can someone tell me about subserosal fibroids? and the treatment to have them removed?
    I was told that i have 2 subserosal fiborids and they hurt i want them removed but i want to know really can i still have children after the trement?

  4. Had an Ectopic Pregnancy/tube removal, Is this how I should feel?
    On March 5th I had my left fallopian tube removed because I had an ectopic pregnancy. I was 10 weeks along. For about a week I felt like I was no longer pregnant. I had all kind of energy and was staying up all day without napping. The last time I had unprotected sex/pull out method was March 2nd and March 23rd. I now feel real tired, sore breast, and sick to my stomach when different kind of foods are cooked. I was unable to ask the doctor any questions after surgery. My doctor had another surgery to do and my surgery lasted an hour and 30 mins. He was running out and I was still knocked out.

    My follow up visit is next Friday

    My brother had to take me to the hospital to have the surgery and when he did see the dr he just made sure I made it threw it ok.
    My last period was Dec 26 of 2009.

    How long does it take for my levels to go down to ovulate?
    How long does it take for the pregnancy signs to go away after the removal of a fallopian tube is removed because of an ectopic pregnancy?
    Chances of pregnancy?
    How soon could I be able to get pregnant?
    Is there a chance I could be pregnant again?

    • I am so sorry for your loss. We lost our 1st due to an EP last June. I was 11.5 weeks and I had my right tube removed.

      Your hCG should go to 0 pretty much immediately when they remove the pregnancy surgically. When the hCG is at 0, your pregnancy symptoms should go away. However, I noticed that I had much stronger and different ovulation and PMS symptoms after my EP. I felt pregnant every month.

      Chances of pregnancy are good, if not high. My cycle reset right after the surgery – I had my 1st period exactly 28 days later, so I ovulated 14 days after the surgery. When we started ttc again after three months, we were pregnant again within 4 days! Plus, your remaining tube is able to catch eggs from both ovaries, so your fertility is not at all diminished by losing one tube.

      Our Dr recommended we wait two months after the surgery to ttc again, partly to let my body rest (I had a laparotomy, not laparoscopic surgery), and partly because we tried methotrexatre 1st.

      I suppose it is poosible that the surgery didn’t get all the “products of conception”, though that is unlikely. If that is the case, then your hCG would still be elevated, causing some pregnancy symptoms.

      I would say that if you do not get your period within 6 weeks of your surgery, then take a pregnancy test. When you see your Dr next, be honest with him about your sexual activity, so they can check for pregnancy if your symptoms do not diminish. If you are pregnant, they will check asap to make sure it is not another ectopic.

      If you are not pregnant at this time, and are going to ttc again, ask your Dr for an open order for a set of three hCGs. Mine did that so I wouldn’t have to wait for an appt with him once I got a BFP on a HPT. Once you have an EP, you have a slightly higher chance of another one, so they will want to check you right away to make sure they catch it and save your remaining tube if it happens again. (Though I firmly believe that having a tube removed decreases your chance of a repeat, as there is no damamge or scar tissue to catch the next pregnancy.)

      Good luck. I hope you get the results you want.

  5. Dermoid cyst and ovary removal…. :(?
    Howdy! Not sure how much help this would be but I am very nervous about it. I was hoping someone had the same experience and might be able to offer some suggestions. I was TTC four years ago with my ex-husband (at 19, maybe not the smartest move) but I was told I had endometriosis and PCOS. I went to my doctor two weeks ago for pelvic pain and had my “talk” today. She said that she and the ultrasound tech *think* that I have a dermoid cyst on my left ovary and that the only way to remove it is surgery. Well, because she isn’t sure that she can completely separate it she wants to take out my left ovary. She is sending me for a CAT scan and did a CA-125 blood test today. She wants to see if my bowel is attaching someone and if she needs a general surgeon in there as well. She also said that since I have had previous surgery that she would probably want to do it open instead of laparoscopically to make sure nothing breaks and floats around in there. Being 23 and wanting to wait before jumping into being a mother so I can go to school, I am terrified. I was wondering if there was anyone who had gotten pregnant with only one with IUI or IVF, if anyone had had this surgery before, and even though it isn’t likely what are the chances that it will come back cancerous since they aren’t even really sure. Thanks everyone!!!!!

    • Hey you, I had a dermoid cyst removed about 8 weeks ago.
      During my annual ultrasound (I have PCOS) the tech found a large solid mass on my left ovary.
      At first my gyn made me panic because she said there was a solid mass on my ovary and that she was concerned and referred me to an oncologist. Which just that part alone freaked me out! So I went to him and he too said he felt a hard solid mass in my pelvic area and had me go in for an MRI with and without contrast. The results came back as a uterine dermoid and or fibroid. The size was 9cm (4 inches) and was told I needed to have it removed to be sure. As i’m 31 and looking to get pregnant as soon as I can (we hadn’t been trying or anything) the doctor scheduled surgery within 3 weeks! Wasn’t sure why the rush but glad to have it out.
      On my pre-op appointment the oncologist who is specialized in laparoscopic surgery said he’s rather perform laperoscopically than open surgery since recover time is much longer and risk of ending up with scar tissue was greater with open and him performing these types of surgeries so often + as an oncologist I felt pretty safe. He did tell me however that there is a chance he may have to open and or remove an ovary (incase the mass had caused damage).
      Well, I had my surgery laparoscopically but did end up losing my left ovary since what turned out to be a dermoid was sitting on the outer part of my ovary and had pretty much squashed my ovary so it was removed. I was released a couple hours after my surgery and was back to work 2 weeks later.

      So, at first they always think worst case scenario and prepare you for the worse.
      I am glad I had mine removed. My doctor knows I plan on having children and was told the remaining ovary takes over the job of the other one and as long as you have one ovary producing eggs you are fine to get pregnant.
      I have a follow up on the 20th of this month…I am hoping he can tell me I am ready to try and conceive.

  6. which is a more serious disease. chrons or ulcertive colitis?
    yes which one if the both diseases is more lethal and serious

    • Um..Ulcerative colitis is a chronic , episodic, inflammatory disease of the large intestine and rectum characterized by bloody diarrhea .The cause is of ulcerative colitis is unknown. The disease usually begins in the rectal area and may eventually extend through the entire large intestine. Repeated episodes of inflammation lead to thickening of the wall of the intestine and rectum with scar tissue. Death of colon tissue or sepsis may occur with severe disease.
      The goals of treatment are to control the acute attacks, prevent recurrent attacks, and promote healing of the colon. Hospitalization is often required for severe attacks. Corticosteroids may be prescribed to reduce inflammation.

      Medications that may be used to decrease the frequency of attacks include 5-aminosalicylates such as mesalamine and immunomodulators such as azathioprine and 6-mercaptopurine.
      Surgery to remove the colon will cure ulcerative colitis and removes the threat of colon cancer. Patients may need an ostomy or an ileal pouch-anal anastomosis, a procedure that connects the small intestine to the anus to help the patient gain more normal bowel function.

      Chronic cholecystitis is long-standing inflammation of the gallbladder.Chronic cholecystitis is caused by repeated mild attacks of acute cholecystitis . This leads to thickening of the walls of the gallbladder. The gallbladder begins to shrink and eventually loses the ability to perform its function: concentrating and storing bile . Eating fatty foods may aggravate the symptoms of cholecystitis, because bile is needed to digest such foods.
      Surgery is the usual treatment. Cholecystectomy (surgical removal of the gallbladder) can be performed as an open or laparoscopic procedure. The open procedure requires a large incision, while laparoscopic surgery requires a cluster of small incisions for the insertion of instruments including a small camera.
      Would say that ulcerative colitis is more dangerous because the cause is unknown, prevention is unknown.

  7. My wife 26yrs has scar endrometrosis.Please list the medications?
    She got it after the birth of our son ,on the stitch mark.It is painful and bleeds during the periods

  8. What types of foods are recommended after gallbladder removal?
    my grandma just had her gallbladder removed and was wondering what types of foods are recommended to eat after the removal.

    • Luckily, the gall bladder just isn’t a important body organ. This essentially means that our body could work very good without having it. If the gallbladder is taken off then the liver organ takes component of its tasks and creates bile in bigger volumes. People with removed gall bladder usually encounter digestion issues. On the other hand, all they need to do would be to look after their diet reducing the meals amounts each and every meal. If the influenced person takes care regarding these things our bodies will accept the lack of gall bladder significantly less difficult.

      Every time a healthcare surgical procedure is necessary you can find two surgeries that are performed. These are: open surgery and laparoscopic surgical treatment. The laparoscopic surgical treatment is most preferred in both physicians and patients. They’re conscious that this type of surgery treatment just isn’t high risk plus the scar tissue immediately after the cut are much less noticeable. A laparoscope is used in this particular process. It is a medicinal device similar to a tube with a small digital camera on it. They create a modest incision and also the time to recover after the surgery treatment is very brief.

      We can take care of the gallbladder disease in many different ways but you may have to see your physician quickly following you see some of the gallbladder illness symptoms. It is better to do something soon enough and treat the illness as soon as feasible. By performing this you are going to keep away from additional health difficulties.

  9. why has my doctor never suggested surgery for hiatal hernia?
    i am taking prilosec for acid reflux and also, i have to have my esophagus dilated every 2 or 3 years due to scarring and strictures. if my sphincter to my stomach was fixed i would not have had to go through all this for 10 years. is it because he feels it is dangerous or not feasible? i did over hear one man say it was terribly painful to have that surgery. your input is most appreciated.

    • Treatments and drugs
      By Mayo Clinic staff

      Most people with hiatal hernia don’t experience any signs or symptoms, and won’t need treatment. If you experience signs and symptoms, such as recurrent heartburn and acid reflux, you may require treatment, which can include medications or surgery.

      Medications for heartburn
      If you experience heartburn and acid reflux, your doctor may recommend medications, such as:

      Antacids that neutralize stomach acid. Over-the-counter antacids, such as Maalox, Mylanta, Gelusil, Rolaids and Tums, may provide quick relief. But antacids alone won’t heal an inflamed esophagus damaged by stomach acid. Overuse of some antacids can cause side effects, such as diarrhea or constipation. Medications to reduce acid production. Called H-2-receptor blockers, these medications include cimetidine (Tagamet HB), famotidine (Pepcid AC), nizatidine (Axid AR) or ranitidine (Zantac 75). H-2-receptor blockers don’t act as quickly as antacids, but they provide longer relief. Stronger versions of these medications are available in prescription form. Medications that block acid production and heal the esophagus. Proton pump inhibitors block acid production and allow time for damaged esophageal tissue to heal. Over-the-counter proton pump inhibitors include lansoprazole (Prevacid 24HR) and omeprazole (Prilosec OTC). Stronger versions of these medications are available in prescription form.Surgery to repair a hiatal hernia
      In a small number of cases, a hiatal hernia may require surgery. Surgery is generally reserved for emergency situations and for people who aren’t helped by medications to relieve heartburn and acid reflux. Hiatal hernia repair surgery is often combined with surgery for gastroesophageal reflux disease.

      An operation for a hiatal hernia may involve pulling your stomach down into your abdomen and making the opening in your diaphragm smaller, reconstructing a weak esophageal sphincter, or removal of the hernia sac. In some cases, this is done using a single incision in your chest wall (thoracotomy) or abdomen (laparotomy). In other cases, your surgeon may insert a tiny camera and special surgical tools through several small incisions in your abdomen. The operation is then performed while your surgeon views images from inside your body that are displayed on a video monitor (laparoscopic surgery).

  10. What chance of conceiving naturally does someone with endometriosis have?
    I was diagnosed with mild endometriosis in October 2005 and me and my husband have been trying for a baby for 5 months now but with no joy. The consultant said tubes, ovary and womb are healthy and most of the endo has been lasered apart from a patch near my womb which she couldn’t get to without risking damage. What I want to know is what are my chances of getting pregnant because of endometrisosis? Is 5 months a normal wait or do most couples have to wait this long? Could stress be stopping it happening where I’m worrying about not getting pregnant? GP said I’m still only young (27) and to come back to see him in July if still no joy by then. Help from Dr or nurse would be most helpful. Thankyou!
    Thank you squeegy you’ve reassured me a little. I’ll try to stop worrying but it’s not easy!
    Thank you for your answers. It’s hard to know if the time scale is ok ‘cos there seems to be so many people who get pregnant when they don’t want to after just one time! So we are led to believe it will just happen instantly, and when it doesn’t alarm bells start to ring.


      If you have a lot of endometriosis pain and you plan to become pregnant soon, laparoscopic surgery is your first-choice option for pain treatment. (Hormone therapy for endometriosis prevents pregnancy.)

      Overall, the chances of successfully conceiving with endometriosis are inversely proportional to the extent of the disease: The worse the endometriosis is, the harder it becomes to get pregnant. Fortunately, truly severe endometriosis is uncommon. Exact percentages obviously are very individual, but with proper management and treatment, the vast MAJORITY OF WOMEN with endometriosis will successfully CONCEIVE.

      If infertility is your top concern and you have mild endometriosis, consider starting with intrauterine insemination or in vitro fertilization, which improve your chances of pregnancy. If you have moderate to severe endometriosis, your doctor will probably use laparoscopy to look for and remove signs of endometriosis. Laparoscopic surgery can improve pain and your chance for pregnancy. In vitro fertilization also improves your chances of pregnancy when moderate or severe endometriosis is linked to infertility

      After laparoscopy, your next steps depend on how severe your endometriosis is and your age. If you are older than 35, you will want to take as little time as possible to get pregnant—egg quality declines and miscarriage risk increases with each year.

      Endometriosis severity/your age

      Recommended treatment options

      Minimal to mild/34 and under

      * Intercourse during the most fertile days of each menstrual cycle
      * Superovulation medicine (clomiphene, or Clomid) and intrauterine insemination

      Minimal to mild/35 and over

      * Superovulation medicine (clomiphene, or Clomid) and intrauterine insemination
      * In vitro fertilization

      Moderate to severe/all ages

      * Surgical removal of endometriosis and scar tissue; if pregnancy doesn’t follow, in vitro fertilization recommended
      * If you are older than 35, in vitro fertilization can be used in place of surgery.


  11. doctor said i got scar tissue from laparoscopic surgery on gallbladder removal it was removed last year?
    i first get pain a year later is something not right

    • Adhesions are a common side-effect of abdominal surgery, and depending on where they are located can cause severe pain. If the adhesion has grown since your surgery, that could explain the sudden appearance of your pain. I suffer from adhesions due to a medical condition, but my pain began very quickly and intensely. Once you are in pain, the muscles in that area will begin to “guard”, i.e. spasming in response to the painful stimuli. Eventually your whole torso could end up in muscle spasm. Adhesions can grow in many places – on organs, ligaments, abdominal wall, etc., and cause varying degrees of pain for different people.

      Physical therapy can help with the muscle spasms. Surgery is an option for severe cases, but many doctors are reluctant to operate on adhesions unless there is a definite need (i.e. bowel obstruction) because of the risk for creating more adhesions. Please check out the site below for further information on adhesions. Good luck!

  12. Scar tissue 2 years after gallbladder removal?
    I had my gallbladder taken out my freshman year of high school. I am now a junior so it has almost been two years, I’ve been having severe pain in my lower right abdomen and my lower right back. I also have had constipation…I have been checked for appendicitis and problems with my ovaries. The doctors insist that nothing is wrong but i know i’m not crazy. Yesterday i started having a bad pain around the bottom of my belly button. It hurts bad when it is touched. Does anyone have any ideas what could be going on? Could this be scar tissue in my bowels? anything helps. Thanks so much!

    • Well scar tissue–doctors call these “adhesions”–can form inside the abdomen after surgery and cause pain. The problem is that the location of the pain you are describing, lower right abdomen, lower right back, bottom of the belly button–is not where your gallbladder surgery was done. Particularly if you had the high-tech version of the surgery almost always used now to remove a gallbladder (laparoscopic cholecystectomy, after which you can go home usually within two days), adhesions would only form about six inches higher on your abdomen than where you’re feeling pain, and only about 2% of laparoscopic cholecystectomy patients get them anyway. Also surgical adhesions often break up on their own within two years of surgery. So I really doubt adhesions are causing your pain.

      There is also a disorder called postcholecystectomy syndrome in which something like 5-15% of people who have had their gallbladders removed continue to have gallbladder symptoms, but again, those symptoms would be much higher up on your abdomen, just under your ribs, not where you’re having pain now.

      I’m glad they ruled out appendicitis and ovary issues, because those can certainly cause the pain you report, and your doctors did the right thing checking for those.

      You might do some reading about both irritable bowel syndrome (please click this link, with several short pages to read on symptoms, causes, treatment, etc.):

      and gluten intolerance (also known as celiac disease):

      …and consider asking to be screened for either of those. They are two relatively common gastrointestinal issues which would be unrelated to your gallbladder problems before. They can cause mysterious abdominal pain that doctors can have trouble tracking down. Constipation is a very common symptom, maybe the most common symptom of IBS. People with gluten intolerance usually (but NOT always) have more trouble with diarrhea, as can IBS patients. The pain can be anywhere from slight to so strong that you can feel you must be dying of some dread disease when all you really may need to do is make some diet modifications to get either of these corrected. Neither of these would show up on an abdominal ultrasound.

      Wishing you good luck and good health.

  13. i think I have Endometriosis?
    Okay, I’ve noticed a pain in my bum/lower back area for a loonnnnng time now. Maybe about a year. It doesn’t really hurt, but it’s uncomfortable. It almost feels like a paralyzing feeling. No one in my family has endometriosis. But, I have noticed that I don’t get any clumps in the blood when I’m on my period anymore. I used to all the time. Do I have the disease??? Help!

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