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can a large hiatal hernia kill me?

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Dr. Joseph Sucher
25 years experience Trauma Surgery
Yes: Large hiatal hernias can result in Bowel obstruction or even twisting of the stomach. Consideration for operative intervention would depend on your age and overall health. Seek expert opinion from a surgeon that routinely performs hiatal hernia repairs.
Answered on Sep 23, 2020
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No: If it controls your symptoms it is appropriate therapy. I assume there is planned follow up with endoscopy to monitor your progress.
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