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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brett Kalmowitz
21 years experience Gastroenterology
Sliding stomach: A hiatal hernia is not uncommon. The simplest type occurs when the stomach slides up and down across the diaphragm into the chest cavity (thoracic spa ... Read More
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Dr. Joseph Sucher
25 years experience Trauma Surgery
Diaphragm Hernia: Hiatal hernia is a defect through the diaphragm (muscle separating chest from abdomen). The most common is a simple hernia of part of the stomach into ... Read More
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Dr. David Earle
30 years experience General Surgery
Common: This is very common, and usually does not require surgery. It can be repaired as part of an anti-reflux operation, or if it is large, can be repaired ... Read More

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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Lublin
24 years experience General Surgery
Hernia in diaphragm: A hiatal hernia is a hernia in the diaphragm. The diaphragm is a muscle separating your chest from your abdomen. There is a natural hole where your es ... Read More
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Dr. Jon King
Dr. Jon King answered
28 years experience General Surgery
A hole in diaphragm: A hiatal hernia is when a part of the stomach comes up through a hole in the diaphragm into the chest. The diaphragm is a thin muscle that helps us b ... Read More
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Dr. Gregory Ginn
35 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Hiatal hernia: A hiatal hernia is a laxity or defect of the diaphragm where the esophagus travels through the back of the chest into the abdominal cavity and your st ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience General Surgery
Hole in diaphragm: The diaphragm is the muscle that separates the chest- from the abdominal cavity. Many structures have to go thru the diaphragm in order to enter into ... Read More
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Dr. Scott Grover
25 years experience General Surgery
Enlarged hiatus: A hiatal hernia is a hernia through the diaphragm. The natural opening where the esophagus comes through the diaphragm enlarges. Sometimes it gets b ... Read More
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Dr. Michael Sawyer
35 years experience General Surgery
See below: The esophageal hiatus is an anatomical feature traversed by the esophagus on its way from the chest to the abdomen. When muscles and ligaments that de ... Read More
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Dr. David Earle
30 years experience General Surgery
Stretched diaphragm : There is normally a hole in the diaphragm through which passes the esophagus. The diaphragm separates the abdominal and chest cavities, and the chest ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience General Surgery
Unknown: The hiatus is the normal hole in the diaphragm muscle thru which the esophagus passes to go from the chest to the abdominal cavity. A hiatal hernia i ... Read More
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Dr. James Lin
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Maybe, depend....: Pulmonary function may be affected leading to dyspnea if hiatal hernia is large enough to impair lung expansion at inspiration, especially in someone ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience General Surgery
Laparoscopic Surgery: A hiatal hernia is an enlargement of the normal hole in the diaphragm muscle thru which the esophagus passes to enter into the abdomen. A hiatal herni ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. J. Roth
Dr. J. Roth answered
27 years experience General Surgery
No: Hiatal hernias don't resolve. Fortunately, most do not cause symptoms or problems. They often enlarge with time, but not always.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience General Surgery
C Gastroenterologist: If you are like most people, you are using "hiatal hernia" to mean gastroesophageal reflux disease(gerd). Proven rx include dietary changes, avoidance ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience General Surgery
X-RAY, Endoscopy,etc: A hiatal hernia is an enlargement of the hole in the diaphragm thru which the esophagus passes to enter the abdominal cavity. This commonly leads to ... Read More
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