Somewhere in an earlier post I had indicated that one of my reasons for choosing
open surgery was because I have had a history of bowel obstructions due to adhesions from some congenital issue. My surgeon said one of the benefits of
open surgery is that they go in below the abdominal surgery and that I would have no risk of further adhesions. So
open surgery should be the solution for you. I'd recommend finding an "
open" surgery guy who has done lots of them. There are the masters...mine, Catalona at Northwestern U. who has done over 5000, Partin at Johns Hopkins and Welsh...not sure which hospital, but then there are many others who have done lots. Regardless of robotic or
open, the key is experience.
Good luck 2nd time around. Hope it goes smoothly for you.