The best way to avoid adhesions is to avoid abdominal surgery. But this is a very naïve suggestion, and is akin to being penny wise and pound foolish. No, sometimes, abdominal surgery cannot be avoided. However, in such cases, the surgical technique deployed can actually minimize the occurrence. The use of starch and latex-free gloves and the shortening of surgery time have been known to reduce this occurrence of adhesions. Also, inserting seprafilm between the organs could also minimise this risk.