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Dr. Michael Sawyer
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Hiatal Hernia Surgery (Overview)

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.


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Is hiatal hernia surgery very safe?

Is hiatal hernia surgery very safe?

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. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Sawyer
59 doctors shared insights

Hiatal Hernia Surgery (Overview)

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.


Dr. Otto Placik Dr. Placik
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Hiatal hernia surgery (Tip)

Surgery may be the best remedy for you but rehab is key. ...See more

Dr. John Landi Dr. Landi
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Living with a Hernia (Checklist)

Avoid straining
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Consider surgical repair
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Avoid heaving lifting
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See a general surgeon
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Is hiatal hernia surgery pretty safe?

Is hiatal hernia surgery pretty safe?

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. ...Read more

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Is hiatal hernia surgery very painful?

Is hiatal hernia surgery very painful?

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. ...Read more

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Dr. Ryan Phasouk Dr. Phasouk
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Hiatal hernia surgery (Tip)

The key to healing, from a major surgery, is great nutrition. ...See more

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What is involved in hiatal hernia surgery?

What is involved in hiatal hernia surgery?

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. ...Read more

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What should I expect after hiatal hernia surgery?

What should I expect 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. ...Read more

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Dr. Zahid Niazi Dr. Niazi
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Hiatal hernia surgery (Tip)

Move it, move it - post surgery/injury. Best outcome. ...See more

Dr. Andrew Seibert
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Hernia Surgery (Definition)

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


Dr. David Earle
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Hernia Repair (Definition)

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