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Doctor insights on: Healing A Hiatal Hernia

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Is a hiatal hernia repair effective?

Is a hiatal hernia repair effective?

Yes : Of course there area many factors to consider, but most importantly is what the goals of the repair are - resolution of symptoms or prevention from getting worse or both. In general, hiatal hernia repair should have a 90-95% success rate. ...Read more

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How is a hiatal hernia repaired?

How is a hiatal hernia repaired?

Laparoscopic repair: These days we fix it with small key hole surgery( laparoscopic)
some patient may need a mesh placed and or an antireflux procedure added to the hiatal hernia repair. ...Read more

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Could someone with a gastric band and a recurred hiatal hernia have a hernia repair and a gastric sleeve?

Could someone with a gastric band and a recurred hiatal hernia have a hernia repair and a gastric sleeve?

Yes: It isn't a recurrent hernia - although it could be. May be a slip or dilation. Recurrence of hernia or a slip indicates you ate too fast or wanted your band too tight or ate things that became stuck. Find out why it failed or you failed it first. Fix you before another procedure. ...Read more

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As between a ventral hernia and an incisional hernia?

As between a ventral hernia and an incisional hernia?

The same.: A ventrlal hernia is a hole anywhere along the front or ventral surface of the abdominal wall. An incisional hernia is a type of ventral hernia that forms after the abdominal wall is weakened by prior surgery. ...Read more

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Why is an open inguinal hernia repair better than a laparoscopic hernia repair?

Why is an open inguinal hernia repair better than a laparoscopic hernia repair?

It may not be...: Inguinal hernia repair is technically challenging, open or laparoscopic. The laparoscopic repair is relatively new and not all surgeons are comfortable performing repair this way. Statistically, the failure rate of open hernia repair is between 1-5% depending on sugeon expertise. Conversely, laparoscopic failure is much higher up to 10% and more depending on experience. More experience=less failur. ...Read more

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Hiatal hernia repair with linx device, how likely will the hernia reoccur?

Hiatal hernia repair with linx device, how likely  will the hernia reoccur?

Risk with new device: Surgery, inherently has risk. The risk/benefit analysis where you compare your risk without surgery to the risk of your procedure/surgeon combination is how you decide if you want to proceed with surgery. The linx device has an excellent profile. Stay in contact with your surgeon and report any new symptoms. Be well. ...Read more

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What's a good diet after tif procedure and hiatal hernia repair?

What's a good diet after tif procedure and hiatal hernia repair?

As tolerated : It's unclear why you would have a tif procedure and a hiatal hernia repair instead of the standard fundoplication and hernia repair, but either way, your diet should be as tolerated. If the food or beverage are difficult to swallow, or make gerd symtoms worse, avoid that in the future. ...Read more

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What is a hiatal hernia?

What is a hiatal hernia?

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 the abdominal cavity, including the esophagus, the aorta, and the vena cava. The hiatus is the hole in the diaphragm thru which the esophagus passes. This can enlarge, allowing the stomach to "yo-yo" up into the chest: this is called a hiatal hernia. ...Read more

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Dealing with a seroma following laparoscopic hernia repair?

Drain it or not: Most of these are self-limiting. They can be drained and will resolve. Don't worry. They are usually no big deal. ...Read more

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How could a abdominal ventral hernia repair with a mesh end up with a hernia in ur stomack?

How could a abdominal ventral hernia repair with a mesh end up with a hernia in ur stomack?

Not sure: I'm not sure what you mean by a hernia in your stomach, but your stomach can herniate in to your chest, and is called a hiatal hernia. This is separate from a ventral her is, and you can have both at the same time. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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What a lap incisional hernia?

Laparoscopic repair: Laparoscopic incisional hernia is repair of a hernia associated with a surgical incision by means of laparoscopic techniques. This entails use of small incisions, trocars, instruments that are placed through the trocars and repair of the hernia with the use of synthetic mesh or a biologic graft. Suture reapair is also possible but is typically reinforced by the mesh or graft. ...Read more

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Is a repeat hiata hernia serious?

Is a repeat hiata hernia serious?

Yes: Hiatal hernia in and of itself can be considered serious when it causes symptoms. Most commonly this is gastroesophageal reflux, which can lead to a more serious condition of esophageal cancer. If a hiatal hernia recurs, following a previous repair, then this requires a truly expert surgeon to repair. This surgeon is someone who other surgeons refer complex problems. ...Read more

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How can an abdominal ventral hernia repair with a mesh end up with a hernia in ur stomack?

How can an abdominal ventral hernia repair with a mesh end up with a hernia in ur stomack?

Not related: Hernia in a stomach known as hiatal hernia is unrelated to abdominal ventral hernia. Venttal hernia is due to weakness in abdominal wall and hital hernia is a part of stomach herniating above the diaphragm. They are of several types and treatment is depending on the severity of symptoms. ...Read more

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Can a ventral hernia be repaired?

Can a ventral hernia be repaired?

Yes: ventral hernia's are very frequently repaired. To approaches are open surgery or laparoscopic surgery. Larger repairs, greater than 1 cm are repaired using mash. Smaller hernias are repaired primarily with suture. Most repair only if symptomatic meaning pain or discomfort. There is a small risk of bowel incarceration or strangulation which presents with escalating pain and a non-reducible lump. ...Read more

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Hernia truss: Can it help an inguinal hernia?

Hernia truss: Can it help an inguinal hernia?

An inguinal hernia occurs when tissue, such as part of the intestine, protrudes through a weak point or tear in the abdominal muscles: The resulting bulge can be painful, especially when you cough, bend over or lift a heavy object. Inguinal hernias are more common in men. A hernia truss is a supportive undergarment for men designed to keep the protruding tissue in place and relieve discomfort. If you have an inguinal hernia, a hernia truss can help you feel more comfortable temporarily, but it doesn't treat the hernia. Talk to your doctor if you want to use a truss because a truss might make the hernia worse. It should be used temporarily, if at all. Surgery is usually needed to repair a hernia. Untreated, a hernia can grow, and serious, even life-threatening, complications can occur. If your hernia is small and isn't bothering you, your doctor may recommend watchful waiting. If your hernia is causing discomfort, don't rely on a hernia truss. See your doctor to discuss treatment options. ...Read more

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Can a hernia exam make a hernia worse?

Can a hernia exam make a hernia worse?

I don't think it can: make a hernia worse,but it can irritate and inflame the area,causing pain. ...Read more

Dr. David Earle
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Hernia (Definition)

A condition that occurs when part of the stomach bulges into the chest. It can cause severe ...Read more