Paul. I have had several dilations by Dr. milsom over the last year. Stay positive as this will improve. I have read about strictureplasty surgery but never had one. I am confident you are in very good hands. Sometimes post op issues just occur for no good reason. I am certain Dr. Lee can help you with these problems. If you ever needed patience in your life now is the time. This surgery tested my courage, strength, faith, personal relationships and perseverance. You will get through to the other end.