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Our top priority is providing value to members. Your Member Services team is here to ensure you maximize your ACS member benefits, participate in College activities, and engage with your ACS colleagues. It's all here.

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Quality Improvement

Surgical Adhesions Improvement Project

Welcome to the Surgical Adhesions Improvement Project, an initiative led by the American College of Surgeons with support from the Carlino family. This initiative addresses the critical issue of surgical adhesions, bands of scar tissue that form after surgery, causing significant health concerns for patients undergoing abdominal and pelvic surgeries.

Adhesions, occurring in up to 93% of these surgeries, lack uniform prevention and treatment strategies, highlighting the necessity for a collaborative and strategic approach. Through an extensive literature review and partnership with leading experts, this initiative aims to identify gaps in current knowledge and create effective strategies to address the challenge of surgical adhesions.

Guided by the ACS Division of Research and Optimal Patient Care, the project seeks to enhance patient outcomes through innovation and evidence-based practices.