hiatal hernia diet after surgery

Is hiatal hernia surgery very safe?

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Dr. George T Tsai
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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.
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Hiatal hernia surgery IS safe but does carry risks. Always discuss the pros and cons with your surgeon.
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Is hiatal hernia surgery pretty safe?

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Dr. Rafael A. Lugo
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Yes


This surgery has been done for a long time and it is safe and effective. Make sure it is done by a surgeon that frequently does this.

Is hiatal hernia surgery very painful?

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Dr. Rafael A. Lugo
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Not so much


Now a days this can be done with minimally invasive techniques like laparoscopy and the davinci robot. Still some pain,b it not umbearable. Www.drlugo.com

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Interesting Fact

Most umbilical hernias found in babies will spontaneously resolve (without surgery) by school age.

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hiatal hernia is there surgery for it.?

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Dr. Mark T. Hoepfner
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Yes


There are a variety of types and sizes of hiatal hernia. Just because a person has one does not necessarily indicate a need for surgery. Medications and avoidance of eating late at night are some options, A Gastroenterologist or your family doctor can help you determine if surgery is your best option, and refer you to a properly trained surgeon if indicated.
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Yes


Surgery for a hiatal hernia Can be done. The surgery is called a fundoplication and these days its a laparoscopic surgery that should be small incisions with surgery lasting 1-2 hrs in length, and 1-2 days in the hospital. This procedure should fix hiatal hernias and help improve and reflux symptoms you might have. But should only be done for symptomatic or larger hiatal hernias.
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Absolutely. It is almost always done laparoscopically with small incisions. It involves getting the stomach and distal esophagus back into the abdomen and fixing the defect in the diaphragm by suturing the diaphragmatic crura back together. Some surgeons will reinforce this repair with a biological or synthetic prosthesis. In the majority of cases an anti reflux procedure (fundoplication) is done.
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What is involved in hiatal hernia surgery?

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Dr. George T Tsai
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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.

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Do's And Don'ts

Don't tape a coin over your baby's umbilical hernia. It does not hasten spontaneous resolution.

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What should i expect after hiatal hernia surgery?

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Dr. Prashant Sinha
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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.

What should i expect after hiatal hernia surgery?

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Dr. Troy Reyna
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Eat slow


you can expect improvement of your reflux symptoms. you may have some swallowing issues for the first 1-2 weeks so chew food carefully. some patients stick to a soft diet during the immediate post operative period.

What is the recovery like for hiatal hernia surgery?

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Dr. George T Tsai
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Minor discomfort


In addition to surgical site discomfort for a few days (assuming a uncomplicated lap procedure), some patients report minor bloating and swallowing difficulty. Most surgeons put patient on a full liquid diet for a week or two to ease swallowing difficulty. Most patients can resume work in 2 weeks without any problem
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Dr. Rafael A. Lugo
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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.

Is hiatal hernia surgery done as an out-patient surgery?

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Dr. George T Tsai
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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.

Please explain who performs hiatal hernia repair surgery?

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Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Usually


a general surgeon or a bariatric surgeon would be the one to perform this surgery.
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Dr. Matthew A. Lublin
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General surgeon


A general surgeon does hiatal hernia repairs - these are also mostly now done laparoscopically ( through 5 small incisions ). A general surgeon who specializes in laparoscopic performs the surgery.
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