As I understand it, there are two related procedures for strictures.
1. Insert scope-like device with a balloon (something like angio plasty for arteries) and baloon it (press it open and hope it stays open).
2. Insert scope-lide device which cuts it out. It's my understanding this one is more risky to long-term incontinence. Of course, I do not know that as a fact.
I had the # 1 procedure and it worked for the stricture and it remains open after nearly 8 months. But my incontinence continues. I guess it's anyone's guess if that procedure had affected my being able to be continent.