I discussed this with my surgeon and while he agrees with this study 100%, he explained there are still many reasons to have a resection, the length of the stricture being one of them, and he really doesn't know until he goes in for many of them. I think most of us don't even get a referral to the surgeon unless/until the stricture has been deemed "harmful", i.e.: multiple obstructions, fissures, fistulas, abscesses.
49 years old, Crohn's Disease
Six resection surgeries, permanent ostomy, adverse reactions to Remicade, back on 6MP for maintenance, hoping for a long remission from this last surgery.