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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.See 1 more doctor answer
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!See 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Just make sure you pick an experienced surgeon and do not skip the routine preop evaluations. When the right surgery is done for the right indication, good to excellent outcome is expected for this routine procedure.See 2 more doctor answers
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.See 1 more doctor answer
Week: If done laparoscopically or robotic as I do, you should be back to work in about a week. About 2-3 weeks to feel you can eat all foods. As I tell my patients, most maor surgery like this will put a toll in your lifestyle for about 4 weeks.See 1 more doctor answer
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.See 1 more doctor answer
Is the surgery open?: I f the surgery open it is painful the first 3-4 days, with laparoscpic repain in experienced surgeon, it should be much easier.
Sometimes: It depends on the extent of your surgery. Many of my patients who had simple small hiatal hernias repaired with concurrent antireflux procedure do go home the same day.See 2 more doctor answers
Several: Esophageal perforation, difficulty swallowing, bloating, stomach perforation.
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Depends.: Open or closed have different complications. Usually infection, bleeding, recurrence of the hernia, need to convert to an open procedure, failure and more. Best to talk to the surgeon doing the case.
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
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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