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hiatal hernia after gastric bypass

A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dan Lister
27 years experience General Surgery
Typically not. : Typically, having gastric bypass surgery would not cause a hiatal hernia, however, obesity could. The hiatus is a natural opening in the body. Being o ... Read More
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Dr. Kevin Hiler
41 years experience General Surgery
No: Gastric bypass does not disturb the esophageal hiatus, many obese patients already have a hiatal hernia.
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Dr. Joey Bluhm
16 years experience General Surgery
No: Never heard of gastric bypass causing a hiatal hernia.

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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Chinn
37 years experience Urology
Yes: Gastric by-pass and surgery to correct a hiatal hernia are two different surgical procedures, and are not mutually exclusive with regard to prevention ... Read More
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Dr. David Earle
30 years experience General Surgery
Yes: Yes, but unlikely. Symptoms from this may include difficulty swallowing, chest pain/pressure, and possibly regurgitation. An upper GI contrast study a ... Read More
Dr. Gregg Nishi
21 years experience Bariatrics
Hiatal hernia: Yes. Even if your hiatal hernia was repaired during your gastric bypass, it can occur again. An EGD or upper GI will show if you have one.
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ahmad Bashir
19 years experience General Surgery
Not fully understood: Question is not really well understood. Hiatal hernias are a common finding at the time of surgery, and even after bariatric surgery, more so being fo ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Terry Simpson
34 years experience General Surgery
Sometimes: Increased hernias after rny because of protein malabsorption. Also after duodenal switch. But not typically with lap band or the gastric sleeve.
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jesse Krakauer
44 years experience Endocrinology
Yes: B"sd some recollection yes - case reports from the literature: Treatment of giant hiatal hernia by laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass - 2015 2 cas ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience Gastroenterology
Possible reflux: Many gastric bypass patients experience alteration in GI emptying due to their new surgical connections. When ingested food then regurgitates or reflu ... Read More
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Tang
Dr. John Tang answered
22 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Hiatal hernia: It is possible that the accident can cause this. However, one can have a spontaneous hernia as well. I would make your surgeon aware and have your s ... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alexander Bankov
36 years experience Anesthesiology
Yes, in theory: It could.. Although a small hiatal hernia is often asymptomatic, it needs to be considered by your doctor as part of differential diagnosis.
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Milton Mintz
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The fecal like: Material calls for visit to surgeon as soon as available, or go to er.
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Finkelstein
36 years experience Internal Medicine
He may: Recommend an upper endoscopy to ck esophagus

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