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Foods To Avoid After Hiatal Hernia Surgery
Diet changes: Hiatal hernia surgery usually includes a stomach wrap (fundoplication). After surgery I keep my patients on puréed foods to allow the stomach to heal. After two weeks transition to a normal balanced diet. Chew well! I start removing antacids around this time. With the wrap it is a trade off of too tight vs too loose. There is 5-10% chance of needing a second procedure to loosen or tighten it. ...Read more
There are a variety or several types of hernias, and many are repaired differently. A hernia is a weakness in the abdominal wall (such as inguinal, umbilical, incisional) or diaphragm (hiatal hernia). Surgery to repair the hernia can involve use of sutures, and possible use of mesh. Open or laparoscopic surgery can be a means to repair hernias, with laparoscopic ...Read more
Maybe: IF you're having it fixed to control reflux symptoms, you will likely be able to take medication as needed. There are some patients however that still need daily meds, but the meds control symptoms far better after surgery. This doesn't mean anything is wrong. The goal is to control reflux symptoms, and give you a more normal lifestyle. Only you will judge your results however. Hope this helps! ...Read more
Can I resume normal activities, such as lifting (I have a strenuous work life) 3 1/2 to 4 weeks after hiatal hernia surgery’s (laproscopic)?
Give it more time:
One of the causes of early hiatal hernia repair failure is sudden increase in pressure inside the abdomen like coughing, vomiting, lifting heavy stuff etc
Body takes 6 weeks roughly to lay down the matrix needed for healing, tissue continues to heal for months afterwards but at 6 weeks after surgery it has reached 80% strength. Running jogging should be ok at this stage. ...Read more
2 main parts: Though individual variations occur, the usual objectives include appropriate reapproximation of the diaphragm defect and some form of gastropexy - usually complete fundoplasty or partial. If the defect is large or recurrent in nature, a mesh may be needed for repair. ...Read more
Diaphragm repair: Hiatal hernia is a stretched out opening in the diaphragm through which the esophagus passes. Since the chest acts like a vacuum (how we breathe), the larger hole allows the stomach, and sometimes other organs to be "sucked" up into the chest. Surgery to repair this is usually done laparoscopically, and involves closing the hole to the right size with sutures. Mesh use is controversial. ...Read more
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Multiple: Esophageal (swallowing pipe), stomach injury. Nerve injury leading to swallowing difficulty, spleen injury, liver injury, pneumothorax. ...Read more
See below: Yes, hiatal hernia surgery is commonly performed laparoscopic. It is generally a few nights stay in the hospital after surgery, depending on your medical conditions and your surgeon's recommendation. ...Read more
I had Hiatal Hernia surgery 4 years ago and have been experiencing severe bloating since. Any suggestions?
Follow up: See your primary care physician. Check if bloating is associated with eating milk-based products or legumes ...Read more
I havehad a nissen and hiatal hernia surgery then an abdominal wall reconstruction with surgical mesh then an abdominal wall reconstruction with pig?
Pig - yes: I can't tell from your description the exact mesh or where it was placed. But generally speaking, there are biologic mesh products, some of which are derived from pigs (porcine mesh). Porcine mesh products are processed such that all the cells are washed away, and only the underlying matrix remains. Thus, the risk of adverse reactions from the mesh are very low and the products are very safe. ...Read more
Which procedure would allow me vomit and burp regarding a hiatal hernia surgery with wrap? Tourpet or a dor? I am afraid of a complete 360
Is the most tested and the Gold standard
It not the Procedure but the ONE who performs the procedure that counts
Mecca = USc Demester Group ...Read more
Having surgery in 2 days, 5"9 205 pounds. Am I at risk for clots? Hiatal hernia surgery with linx device. How common are blood clots during surgery?
In view of your weight and size, you are at risk for blood clots. However, measures are generally done to try and decrease the chances for clots to happen during your operation.
Remember, after your operation, don't stay in bed a lot. Get up, walk, and use the sequential compression devices on your legs. By doing this, you can improve your chances of not developing clots. ...Read more
I just had hiatal hernia surgery 4 days and my penis and testicles are swollen and purplish is this normal after surgery?
Not likely: Just to clarify, did you have a hiatal hernia or inguinal hernia repair. Inguinal hernias are in the groin and their repair laparoscopically can definitely result in bruising and swelling of the penis and scrotum. During hiatal hernia repair, no good reason for your symptoms. If you had a catheter in your bladder during surgery then this could possibly cause the swelling and bruising. ...Read more
Help with SIBO. Constipation, HORRIBLE BREATH...!!! And reflux (has improved since hiatal hernia surgery). My breath is so foul no one can talk to me.
Here are some. ..: In addition to focusing on the care for SIBO, don't forget working on oral hygiene with regular visit to dentist to mak sure of no tooth-related disorders, daily toothbrush, flossing all the spaces among teeth, and rinsing the month with oral antiseptic solution especially after sweet consumption. These are primary and essential for breath improvement besides systemic care for possible SIBO. ...Read more
Mother had hiatal hernia surgery Jan2016. Complications included tear. Healed. Lost 70lbs. Thinking gastroparisis. Started reglan (metoclopramide). Safe? CVA history
Not normal.: C.difficile enterocolitis is a possibility. Often peri-operative antibiotics adversely affect the bacterial content of the colon resulting in an overgrowth of a bug called clostridium difficile. This causes inflammationc of the colon lining with resultant severe diarrhea. Stool culture is needed to make confirm the diagnosis. But if diagnostic tests are positive, vancomycin and/or Flagyl is used. ...Read more
Had hiatal hernia surgery. Can't pass gas or go to bathroom. I have so much bloating, pain, nausea and pressure. How can I relieve it?
I had hiatal hernia surgery in 2013 I believe it was and been doing fine. Just recently I started having burning in my throat and feels like everything is pushed up into my chest when I sit down. I feel really bloated in my upper stomach?
10 yrs ago I had paraesophageal hernia surgery, was told couldn't have it again due to the weak area. I now have a hiatal hernia. What are my options.
Trained MIS surgeon: Surgical repair of hiatal hernias is evolving, using minimally invasive surgery (MIS), such as laparoscopic or robotic repair. Use of mesh to strengthen the repair, particularly in redo hiatal surgery is likely to be the repair recommended. Make sure you go to an experienced MIS surgeon. ...Read more
I'm 23, never had gerd symptoms before my hiatal-hernia, I was wondering if I can get hernia surgery without fundoplication? Worried about side effects
90-95 % of people with GERD get better with medication.
surgery reserved to a very small section of people.
yes you can have a hiatal hernia surgery without the fundoplication, but that will not stop the efflux in any way.
try to get the best medical treatment before start thinking about surgery. ...Read more
Here are some...: Interact with your surgeon since s/he knows more about the individual details of your surgery than anyone online; this should be the first thing to do. Remember any surgery leaves its expected scar from healing, which could not be undone although the unwanted/unavoidable stitching that might include the specific inflicted nerve or tissue could be surgically released; it is very hard. So, ask doc.. ...Read more
How long should I wait to begin working out after hiatal hernia repair surgery? I feel great but don't want to risk messing anything up!
Variable: You can think of you trunk as a steel drum. The sides are string, and the top and bottom are weaker. Hiatal hernia repair involves the top of the drum - the diaphragm. We generally believe that the scar tissue that forms around the sutures is helpful. We also know that scar tissue reaches about 90% of its ultimate strength by about six weeks. For this reason, I usually tell hiatal hernia repair patients to avoid heavy straining for six weeks and then start easing back into it. ...Read more
If I get hiatal hernia repair and also want gastric sleeve surgery... does insurance ever let you forego the 6 months of dr-supervised diet?
My wife had surgery for hiatal hernia repair and gall bladder removal 2 days ago. She has constant nausea- how long should this last?
Pain medications?: If you are taking pain medications, they may cause nausea. However if this is not the case and the problem has been present for more than a week or getting worse at any time, do check with the surgeon asap. ...Read more
I had hernia surgery 1st september. Since the operation my left testicles is sore. It is raised towards my upper abdomen in my scrotum. And not free?
Yeah, happens: Local inflammation can extend. There can be infection after operation and it is REALLY REALLY bad in this context. So bad that if this is the only issue, infection unlikely. Inflammation always occurs. IN the short run, this can happen and it gets better with a heating pad in days to a week OR scar tissue can happen and make it permanent. Needs checking ...Read more
A hernia is a hole in the abdominal wall through which the lining of the abdominal cavity protrudes, creating a sac. Hernias are common in the groin, belly button, upper-midline, or associated w/scars. The exact method of repair varies w/the type & size of the hernia as well as patient-factors, however, the basic principle is the same: close the hole, often ...Read more
Hiatal hernia is a stretched out opening in the diaphragm through which the esophagus passes. Since the chest acts like a vacuum (how we breathe), the larger hole allows the stomach, and sometimes other organs to be "sucked" up into the chest. Surgery to repair this is usually done laparoscopically, and involves closing the hole to the right size with sutures. ...Read more
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