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Hi is there any way of fixing the hiatus hernia without operation done ?

Hi is there any way of fixing the hiatus hernia without operation done ?

Most likely: Most of hiatus hernias are sliding type , only rarer para esophageal hernias needs surgery as they can incarcerate , surgery is for gerd not for hernia , ( or the acid reflux), most of the time possible to control with by diet, early supper, not over filling the stomach , elevation of head while sleeping, and protan inhibitors to reduce acid out put , try this first ...Read more

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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Hiatus hernia repair operation, what to expect?

Hiatus hernia repair operation, what to expect?

Soft foods: This surgery is usually done with laparoscope and involves a one day stay. You will start with thin liquids and advance slowly. This should help your symptoms of reflux. Good luck ...Read more

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Is there an operation for condition of a hiatus hernia and reflux?

Is there an operation for condition of a hiatus hernia and reflux?

YES: Yes there is a surgery. It involves fixing the hernia ( closing the hital opening back to normal size ) and anchoring the stomach in the abdominal cavity so it is less likely to recur. The reflux portion of the surgery is to prevent stomach contents like acid from getting in the esophagus. This can be a complex operation so be sure to talk to your dr about it and the possible complications. ...Read more

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Anyone had surgery to fix acid reflux/hiatus hernia problems? How successful?

Anyone had surgery to fix acid reflux/hiatus hernia problems?  How successful?

Reflux: Reflux of stomach contents (acid) is usually due to incompetent valve or hiatal hernia. It is aggravated by position (lying down), spicy foods and obesity. Treatment includes mediating above factors. Then is meds like ppi which shut off acid. If meds fail, then surgery including fundoplication can help - usually has very good outcomes. Speak to your physician. ...Read more

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Hi doc, I have diagnosed hiatus hernia with gerd, esophgitis la grade b and duodanitis. Is it curable by lifestyle modification? Or surgery is rqrd?

Not likely: Duodenitis will not be affected by your hiatal hernia and you should start a acid-reducing medication and rule-out h. Pylori. The esophagitis will not be cured by lifestyle modification as this is an anatomical problem with the stomach sliding or fixed in the chest space which causes the reflux. Surgery is the only way to fix this. ...Read more

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I have a hiatus hernia after i eat palpitations feeling unwell and fall in to a deep sleep have been told dumping syndrome. Is surgery the only option?

I have a hiatus hernia after i eat palpitations feeling unwell and fall in to a deep sleep have been told dumping syndrome. Is surgery the only option?

Not dumping: It's not dumping syndrome if your stomach is still intact, and hiatal hernias do not cause that syndrome. A large hiatal her is. Also called a paraesophageal hernia may be responsible for some of those symptoms. This is usually diagnosed with upper GI contrast study and upper endoscopy. ...Read more

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I've a hiatus hernia (very big), diagnosis was thru a endoscopy. The surgeon said i need to get a thorax CT before the surgery. Is it necessary?

I've a hiatus hernia (very big), diagnosis was thru a endoscopy.  The surgeon said i need to get a thorax CT before the surgery.   Is it necessary?

Yes: If your surgeon feels this study is required before s/he operates on you,you need to do it. Best wishes for a good result with the surgery. ...Read more

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I am an 18 year old female and today I had a endoscopy, they seen a 1 cm hiatus hernia and mild inflammation characterized by congestion (edema) and erythema found in the cardia, in the gastric fundus, etc. Is that bad? Will I need surgery?

I am an 18 year old female and today I had a endoscopy, they seen a 1 cm hiatus hernia and  mild inflammation characterized by congestion (edema) and erythema found in the cardia, in the gastric fundus, etc. Is that bad? Will I need surgery?

This is telling you : -is that U need 2 B treated, not necessarily surgery. Many medications R around 2 handle this. The meds will do well 4 the stomach issues, but it you have persistent trouble with the reflux &all conservative treatment does not relieve Ur symptoms, surgery could B in Ur future ...Read more

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

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