A Solution: GYNECARE INTERCEED® Absorbable Adhesion Barrier
GYNECARE INTERCEED® is a lightweight, tissue-like "fabric" adhesion barrier that your doctor can apply to organs to protect and separate them during the healing process. The fabric eventually dissolves as your body heals.
GYNECARE INTERCEED® is clinically proven effective to reduce adhesion formation by 50%.1
How GYNECARE INTERCEED® Works
Most pelvic organs are at least partially wrapped in a clear membrane called the peritoneum (per-i-TOE-nee-um). When this delicate membrane is damaged during surgery, it becomes inflamed. Inflammation is normal and part of the healing process, but inflammation also encourages fibrous bands of scar tissue to develop, which can lead to adhesions.
Your doctor places GYNECARE INTERCEED® over your pelvic organs during your C-section or pelvic surgery.
GYNECARE INTERCEED® acts as a barrier between healing tissue surfaces, preventing them from adhering or "sticking" together. The fabric eventually dissolves as your body heals.
Who is a candidate for GYNECARE INTERCEED®?
You may be a candidate for GYNECARE INTERCEED® if you are preparing to undergo one of these common gynecologic procedures:
Surgical treatment of endometriosis
Reconstructive tubal surgery
GYNECARE INTERCEED® may not be used in the presence of infection.
What are the risks of GYNECARE INTERCEED®?
All surgical procedures present some risks, so be sure to talk to a doctor about whether GYNECARE INTERCEED® is right for you.
For a complete description of risks related to this treatment, please see the Adverse Reactions section of the Risk Information.
This information represents no statement, promise or guarantee by Ethicon, Inc., concerning insurance coverage, levels of reimbursement, payment, or charge. Please consult your payor organization with regard to local or actual coverage determination processes.
Talk to your doctor before the surgery
Since adhesions can recur once you have them, it's important to talk to your doctor about what can be done to reduce the risk of them forming in the first place.
|1.||Franklin RR, Trout R, Marks MG, et al. Interceed barrier in the prevention of post-operative adhesions following laparotomy: meta-analysis of its efficacy and safety. Fertil Steril. 1995; (suppl 227): S19.|