Uhh... Grover... I have experienced one of those strictures. I do not have Dr. Walse's book. I have Dr. Peter Scaradino's book, however.
I can tell you my stricture treatment was nothing like the one described above my post.
I went into the hospital as out-patient 3 months after open radical. I was put to sleep. He said he would either dialate, if possible, or cut it out. I was dumb... again... and I did not read up on strictures. Neither did my doctor attempt to talk with me about the subject. What I discovered after the procedure (He was able to dialate) was that any procedure can cause even more scar tissue. Moreover, the cutting can forever neutralize your last sphincter muscle. I think it is not a simple procedure if you are the patient.
Please sit down with the doctor after finding out all you can on your own and discuss your options. To this day I remain incontinent after 8 months post-op.
The good news is that thus far, the stricture has not reappeared. According to what I found out, often these things do reappear, causing more problems. As mentioned, I am still incontinent.
I pray you have a successful outcome.
First biopsy 07/05;
Diagnosed: "Suspicious looking cells". Dr. says wait and watch.
Second biopsy: 12/27/06
Diagnosed cancer: 01/24/07
Gleason Grade: 3+3=6
Radical Open Nerve-sparing Prostatetomy: 02-14-07
Cancer confined to prostate
Pathology Stage of cancer: T2c
First Post-Op PSA on 04-18-07: 0.011
Bleeding problem at 6 weeks post surgery...No resolution despite several trips to surgeon, antibiotic treatment.
05/31/07: Cystoscope reveals "stone", due to "Stricture" (narrowing of uretha at prostate removal site).
06/12/07: Procedure to remove stone & dilate uretha at stricture: Successful procedure, but is most likely a temporary fix, and incontinence continues.
8/16/07: Start bleeding again in urine. Get to see a new urologist same day. He thinks stricture is back, but send home with Cipro.
8/20/07: Go back to dr. for cystoscope. "No sign of stricture"! Wonderful news! Still leaking.
8/31/07: Back to new urologist for regular check up & received 2nd post-op Psa. It was 0.05 (non-deteactable). PTL! But still leaking
8/31/07: First Bio Feedback session. The little lady is very positive that I can gain control. That's what I want more than her. New urologist is not very sold on effectiveness of Kegals???
9/19/07: Finished 4 Bio Feedback sessions. No imporovement with leaking. Recommended possible callegen implant. She noticed from 8/20 cysto that my sphincter was ... too short?... huh?