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i have hiatal hernia 4cm an grade reflux a!some dr says get surgery some not because i never have heart burn!i am confused what to do!please help me!

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Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
Hospital-based practice 21 years experience
Benefit vs. risk: How'd you even know that you have a HH & then get so much info? Did you ever have symptoms like heartburn, nausea, vomiting, stomach bleeding / ulcers? While 4 cm is a generous size, if you're not having symptoms, then weigh any (future) benefit of surgery with the risks of surgery (anesthesia, bleeding, infection, complications) which go up with age. Talk to the doc who knows you best. Good luck!

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