I have not had an endoscopic dilation but have had a balloon dilation through a colonoscopy. It is certainly a breeze to go through in comparison to surgery. However, even with remicade therapy I had only a few months relief from my stricture. Still a huge benefit to have some relief from my Crohn’s disease. Especially that I have already had multiple surgeries and there weren’t many options years ago as this to avoid more. In 35 years of having this disease the progress is hopeful.