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There are two specialists; general surgeons and gastrointestinal surgeons who would be able to handle the intestinal cyst. I agree to you that a symptomatic cyst, which is growing in size needs removal. With a history of many abdominal procedures, adhesions are common and in some people there is more tendency to make fibrous (which are firm) adhesions then the fibrinous (soft) adhesions. Handling the adhesions is an absolutely individual skill and it is very difficult to choose a surgeon just on this basis. As a matter of fact teaching hospitals are the best bet than any other private facility. If you are not willing to go your near by teaching hospital, choose another teaching hospital which is in the vicinity or choose big names like Mayo. Please remember, any surgeon (whatever the specialty) is skilled in managing adhesions. They happen everywhere, at the site of previous surgery. Patience is the key, for handling them. We have seen some abdomens which were frozen with these adhesions. To choose the surgeon, following criteria would be advisable;
1) Who is able to do it laparoscopically than the open surgery
2) Should be experienced
3) Attached to the bigger facility and procedure too is done in the big hospital where other specialist are at hand
4) A general surgeon doing lot of gastrointestinal work
5) References through your friends, relatives and your PCP.
Hope this helps you.
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