My husband had surgery last week to free the celiac artery from the median arcuate ligament. He has had acute abdominal pain for years, and the surgeon though MALS may be the cause, as tests showed he had 50% stenosis of the celiac artery. The surgeon says that the veins past the stenosis area all look healthy, which leads him to believe MALS is not the cause of my husband's pain, and that the large, sliding hiatal hernia also discovered (and repaired) during the same surgery may be the culprit. At any rate, my husband's pain level is just as bad, if not worse, since the surgery.
My question is, if the veins past the stenosis look healthy, does this absolutely mean a stent would have no effect?