laparoscopic surgery

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   Posted 2/12/2008 4:17 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey Guys;

I been debating surgery for my stricture.
It's located close to my rectum, and is about 3-4 inches in length, I think...

My G.I. mentioned having laparoscopic surgery, which I think could be great, no cutting me wide open.

Has anyone had surgery done this way?
How long were you in the hospital?

Thanks :-)
CD dx @ 13 (1987)
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   Posted 2/12/2008 4:53 PM (GMT -7)   
I had two done in 06 and it is easier on one than a big incision. the only thing I noticed was it still hurts a lot inside. my doc said it is because they have to pull things way out of place when they go through a small hole. I would certainly, however, always chose it if possible. scar-wise it is far better!
48 y/o woman.  Diagnosed 4/06 after colonscopy, SBFT, CT-scan all showed crohns. 3 months later, after pred and remicade, all tests showed no crohns. December '06 had adhesions cut through a laparoscopy. Now taking Glycolax, Ultra Fiber Plus, Florastor, and DHEA. Have become gluten-free diet per naturopath's tests.

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   Posted 2/12/2008 5:40 PM (GMT -7)   
i had laproscopic surgery for kidney stones...thanks to the drugs it didn't hurt at all...little bit of soreness afterwords
-Male, age 31
-Diagnosed with Crohn's 2002 - 5 surgeries for peri-rectal abscess in 2002-2003
-Started Makers Diet 26 Jan 08
-currently on prednisone taper after landing myself in the ER with a partial obstruction

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   Posted 2/12/2008 8:20 PM (GMT -7)   
I think it really depends on what you're having done. I've had two, and both were for endometriosis. The first one I was home that day - the surgery was even in an outpatient clinic. But the second one, in April of last year, was far more extensive. I had a specialized surgeon and he moved things around and tied stuff up and took out my appendix. I was in so much pain they kept me overnight. And it took me a few weeks to get totally back up to speed. So it really depends on what they are going to do in there. Wish you the best!
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