keep in mind that things change once they get inside during the surgery. The scans do not show everything. my surgeon also believes is less is better as I just had my second resection. the scan showed a small but problematic section of about 6 inches, so the surgeon said they would attempt lapro, but might need to switch if needed. well, they had to switch to open and took two feet of small bowel and 4 more or large. the surgeon said my intestines were a mess all stuck together from chronic inflammation. she tried to unwind things with her hands but in the end had to cut it out the problem areas
my point is cover all possibilities before surgery as you really don't know until they open you up0 nd look around. our surgeon was great and patient with us prior to surgery to explain everything.
surgeries: 2 resections at terminal ilium, open heart surgery, infected lymphocele surgically removed, crainotomy to remove benign tumor; adominal hernia,
conditions: A-fib, High blood pressure, gout, crohn's, edema, cellulitis, other heart issues,, osteopenia
Entyvio,methotrexate injections, , verapamil , quinipril, labetalol, clorithidone, atorvastatin, alluporinol, elliquis