Strictures and surgery

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   Posted 9/19/2007 10:37 AM (GMT -7)   
I had a enteroclysis test yesterday on my small intestine. The results show 3 strictures and 2 loops. My GI recommends surgery to remove the strictures. I have an appointment with a colon and rectal surgeon on Friday.
I have a question about the surgery itself. Does anyone know if they usually perform Laparoscopic Surgery nowadays or does that depend on the surgeon or the situation?

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   Posted 9/19/2007 10:39 AM (GMT -7)   
Laparoscopic resections are now done more frequently, but is still situational. Good luck!

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   Posted 9/20/2007 1:56 PM (GMT -7)   

I just had surgery two weeks ago, it could not be done lapro. I was hoping, but the surgeon said it is still much more common to cut you open, because they usually aren't completely sure how much and how bad the damage is. I have a pretty ugly scar now, but the good news is I recovered fairly quickly. Good luck!


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   Posted 9/20/2007 7:20 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks you for the responses. Exactly what type of surgery did you have done? Did you have strictures removed?


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