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Surgery changes over last 15 years

I had a small bowel resection about 15 years ago; and it looks like I may need another.
Can anyone speak to the changes in resection surgery that they have experienced having one and then another years later? Have there been any notable changes/differences.
Yes. Major advancement. My 2 surgeries were 20 yrs apart. First was open, second was partially laparoscopic and a MUCH easier recovery. Not much pain after the first week, but was well controlled and not too bad. I still get tired easily, but that is normal for any major surgery and can last 3-6 months.