If you have a stricture and it is made up of scar tissue, then generally you will need surgery to remove them as medications in most cases will not heal it. But if it is a mixture of inflammation and scar tissue then meds might help. Have you had testing done to show that you have a stricture made up of scar tissue in your intestinal tract?
Also, the incisions and recovery time depend on if you have had previous abdominal surgeries. On my first resection they attempted to start it doing it via lap, but once they saw inside that I was full of adhesions from a prior c-section and hysterectomy that had to convert to
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