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Is diaphragmatic hernia surgery/diaphragm hole repair an outpatient surgery?

Is diaphragmatic hernia surgery/diaphragm hole repair an outpatient surgery?

Maybe: If you have a simple sliding hiatal hernia repaired laparoscopically you can frequently be discharged the same day. If you have a more complex paraesophageal or foramen of bochdalek hernia expect to be admitted to the hospital. ...Read more

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Dr. David Earle
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Hernia (Definition)

A hernia is a hole in the abdominal wall thru which the inner lining protrudes thru, creating a sac. Organs from within the abdominal cavity, such as the intestine, can protrude thru the hole and get stuck in the sac. Many hernias develop during fetal life and become evident in childhood or as an adult. Some develop following a prior abdominal operation. The cornerstone ...Read more


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Is a hiatal hernia the same as a diaphragmic hernia? My endoscopy results use both terms so i'm confused. Online it seems a diaphragm hernia is worse.

Is a hiatal hernia the same as a diaphragmic hernia? My endoscopy results use both terms so i'm confused. Online it seems a diaphragm hernia is worse.

Same thing: There's a natural hole in the diaphragm through which the esophagus passes to deliver food and drink to the stomach. When this hole stretches out, the stomach can go up in to the chest (herniate). Small amounts of stomach (small hernia) should be ignored. Large hernias are also called paraesophageal hernias, and should be considered for surgical repair. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Having laparoscope fr endometriosis, poss on diaphragm; chst CT shows bochdalek hernia. Shld it be fixed? 43, sev ongoing sx, chest tight/dyspnea/pain

Having laparoscope fr endometriosis, poss on diaphragm; chst CT shows bochdalek hernia. Shld it be fixed? 43, sev ongoing sx, chest tight/dyspnea/pain

Maybe: Bochdalek hernias are there from birth, and are commonly found on ct scans. Right sided hernias typically contain a small amount of fat, are asymptomatic, and can be safely watched. Left sided hernias can be like this, but may contain the stomach or other organs. See a general or thoracic surgeon with experience in laparoscopic hiatal hernia for a consultation. Bring the ct scan! ...Read more

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What to do if i think I have an umbilic hernia and i'm scared to go to the hospital?

What to do if i think I have an umbilic hernia and i'm scared to go to the hospital?

See a doctor: You do not need to go to a hospital for a doctor's physical exam. Have the exam first, then discuss what is found, and what are your options. It would be a minor outpatient surgical procedure, if needed, and there are smaller outpatient facilities that are not at hospitals. Some small hernias could just be observed too, but need an exam first. ...Read more

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I'm having surgery for a hiatal hernia next wk. What should I expect after the operation?

Bloating: If you are having this done laparoscopically or robotically the incisional pain will improve quickly. Most patients having repair of a large hiatal hernia develop some bloating of their stomachs and some will have difficulty swallowing particularly with solids for several weeks. If you are having a fundoplication this is particularly likely. Once your surgeon allows solids chew well. ...Read more

Diaphragm (Definition)

This muscle separates the chest cavity from the abdominal cavity and expands and contracts to assist the intercostal muscles in breathing. (a diaphragm is also a birth control device ...Read more