Why Should I ask for Conditioning during surgery ?All benefits were demonstrated or are logical. Benefits proven in the human are in red
Less painPain decreases from 6/10 to 1.5/10. You can leave earlier. (see testimonials)
It will prevent or decrease pain killers intake, a pain pump, prolonged epidural anesthesia.
Faster recoveryRecovery after surgery will be faster ie earlier mobilization, earlier drinking and eating, earlier home.
Less Postoperative adhesionsFull-conditioning has an unprecedented efficacy in preventing postoperative adhesions up to 100% efficacy.
Better fertilityOne third of infertilities are due to adhesions; surgery without adhesions will preserve fertility.
Higher ovarian reserveOvarian surgery can cause with a decrease in ovarian reserve. This is prevented through lower CO2 resorption and oxygenation of deeper tissues.
Less chronic painAdhesions are known to be the cause of 30% of chronic pain in women. Without adhesions this should disappear.
Less risk of reoperationThe risk of repeat surgery is 30% over 10 years. Without adhesions this is expected to disappear
Less surgical riskA repeat surgery for adhesions is more difficult, takes longer and is associated with more complications.
Less CO2 resorptionOccasionally the surgery has to be interrupted or converted to a laparotomy, especially in difficult surgery.
less bowel leaksDeeper CO2 infiltration and deeper ischemia of the bowel surgery with a thin wall increases complications as perforations and leaks.
Less cancer metastasisCancer cells implant more frequent after retraction of the mesothelial cells. We expect this will also occur in the human.
What are the contraindications and risks ?
Surgery is performed identically
How important is conditioning for fertility ?Surgery without adhesions and with preservation of ovarian reserve is a revolution, which can avoid many IVF's
Who will pay for conditioning ?Conditioning has the potential and is expected to become a standard of treatment for all patients, because of the many benefits. It moreover will decrease the cost of health care, since The cost of conditioning are low, comparable to a pair of disposable scissors. The cost of conditioning therefore is a marginal cost of an intervention and might become included in the surgery or reimbursement by health care systems and insurances. Until then it should be negotiated with the surgeon and/or hospital whether the hospital is willing to include conditioning as a service to their patients.
If your surgeon is participating in the early adopter program, the cost of conditioning will be very low for you.