I just wanted to let you know that I had the lap procedure Dec. 30, 2004. I am almost 4 months out and am doing fine. My surgery was scheduled for 8 am and it was done by 8:45 am. I left the hospital before noon the same day. I wasn't sure what to do when surgery was suggested. This website really made me scared to go through with it after reading some of the problems people experienced after surgery. But I did decide on surgery and I decided to not to regret it. I only hope my body will cooperate to not regret it as well.
My dad had the open procedure almost 20 years ago and he didn't have any major complications, except for the occasionaly gut ache from eating things he shouldn't have.