well i had a laproscopic j-pouch done, and i know from my surgeon they like to do the laproscopics only on those relatively young and relatively healthy individuals that come their way. But the rate of complications increase with the laproscope, and if you have had prior surgery and more scar tissue has built up its harder to see with the scope.
If you are unsure you are getting the right care, i would say you should get another opinion, i dont care how close you are to surgery. Its your body and you can back out whenever your little heart desires. This is a major operation, and you want to be comfortable you made the right decision and that you chose the right surgeon...
Docs really dont tell you a whole lot if you dont walk in with a list of questions written down and insist on a sit-down. They get paid for their consults, so you should get the time to ask your questions...its your body...you are letting THEM do work on you.
I wish you the best of luck on this, but please let me know how it turns out, what you decide. I would say my recovery was really rough regardless of the laproscopic though..i had 2 blockages and a fistula that formed from trauma from surgery. Its rough, but youll power through just fine no matter what surgery you have...just keep your chin up!!!
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