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.