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Hiatal Hernia Diet After Surgery
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?
No: Gastric surgery is only considered if doctor supervised weight loss plans have not been effective. ...Read more
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
Drs have done 4 endoscopies, I don't have hiatal hernia, if I don't take Nexium daily I feel horrible, I diet, what's wrong? Are there any surgerys to fix acid reflux?
Most definitely : Your condition if confirm as acid reflux can be treated with anti reflux procedure (nissen fundoplication) or less invasive and less effective procedure esophyx. Talk to your doctor. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Scope showed sm sliding hiatal hernia. Symps persist after 6-8 months Nexium & domperidone. Do i need surgery? Worst-pain mid&rt upper ab, fullness alwa
Perhaps: You need further work up, with a ph study to prove if you have signifigant reflux. Not all patients with hiatal hernias need surgery. If you do have reflux, with a hernia, and persistant symptoms despite medical therapy, and risk modification, than surgery would be adviseable. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had a hiatal hernia that was repaired laparoscopically in oct. 2009. For the first 2 years after the surgery, i felt great. Now for about 9 months, I have noticed pain in my chest area on both sides. At first i was checked for heart trouble, but thankfu
U Need Upper GI: By the sound of your symptoms, it's possible that the hiatal hernia has returned. I advise you to return to your surgeon. They will order an upper GI to look more carefully at your "wrap" and see where your stomach is in relation to your diaphragm. I hope it's a false alarm but, worst case scenario, it's fixable. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I just had hiatal hernia surgery 4 days and my penis and testicles are swollen and purplish is this normal after surgery?
No: I would have to have more information to determine the significance of this problem. It isn't normal but it probably is due to bleeding from the incision settling down to the pelvic area. If it isn't painful, it is likely trivial. You are asking a question with minimal information given and most physicians are very cautious when answering. The best thing to do is ask your surgeon. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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