Hi JLCat and welcome to Healingwell. Yes the surgery can be done laproscopically. In fact if you have not had any prior abdominal surgeries, you should be a good candidate for it.
I have had two resections, but both of mine were full
open surgeries. With the laproscopic surgery you are usually in the hospital about
3-4 days and your recovery can be anywhere from 4 to 6 weeks. One of the best tips I can give is to walk as much as possible afterwards to help your bowels wake up and help speed your recovery. You will have some explosive diarrhea afterwards, but that usually goes away after your body has adjusted to the surgical changes. Good luck and I hope your surgery leads to a long long remission. Be sure to get back on maintenance meds afterwards so you don't have to have a repeat. Hugs!
Gail*Nanners* Co-Moderator for Crohns Disease
Crohn's Disease for over 34 years. Currently on Asacol, Prilosec, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain, Zofran, Phenergan, Probiotics, Calcium, Vit D, and Xanax prn. Resections in 2002 & 2005. Also diagnosed w/ Fibromyalgia, Osteoarthritis, & Anxiety. Currently my Crohns is in remission, but my joints are going crazy!