Surgery should be discussed at any stage in the “step up approach” or “top down approach”. Surgery should not be considered a “failure of treatment” – as in many cases, surgery may be the best option for the person. IN some cases, medications may be started “too late” in the disease course, after complications (e.g. strictures) have already developed – in these cases, surgery AND medications together may be the best option
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This page is in progress, stay tuned for more information on the different types of surgery . . .