I had a resection and surprise appendectomy in Sept '05- had a bowel prep then--- I am having another resection on Dec 4th- again they are having me do a bowel prep, in addition to a a 2 day liquid diet (which is all i can have anyway) because i also have gastroparesis (slow emptying stomach)!!! I would never want any surgery where there was feces floating around an incision- laproscopic or not, they are still taking apart your pipes and putting them back together- honestly I'd do one anyway! I was told by my surgeon that they typically do not do the NG Tube anymore, but unfortuanetly I still have to have one because of my stomach issue!!! Good luck!!!!
Erin, 26, Pennsylvania