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Hiatus Hernia Repair Surgery
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
What to if I am going to have surgery for hiatal hernia repair. What can I expect after the surgery?
How long should I wait to begin working out after hiatal hernia repair surgery? I feel great but don't want to risk messing anything up!
Variable: You can think of you trunk as a steel drum. The sides are string, and the top and bottom are weaker. Hiatal hernia repair involves the top of the drum - the diaphragm. We generally believe that the scar tissue that forms around the sutures is helpful. We also know that scar tissue reaches about 90% of its ultimate strength by about six weeks. For this reason, i usually tell hiatal hernia repair patients to avoid heavy straining for six weeks and then start easing back into it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
My wife had surgery for hiatal hernia repair and gall bladder removal 2 days ago. She has constant nausea- how long should this last?
Hello.I had 2 surgeries in Nov / Dec 2013 for hiatal hernia repair. Why does back pains continue still mostly on left side?
Why: my first question is why two surgeries did you have a complication from the first one and was any of them done laproscopically or not and what kind of complication if any. my other comment you might be experiencing GALLBLADDER problem if you still have it hiatal hernia surgery could cause or create a problem to the GB somtime ...Read more
I had 2 surgeries 13 months ago for hiatal hernia repair. opened left back and front ribcage from navel. Why severe back pains still daily?
What: did you have to have your chest open for hiatal hernia surgery and why twice did you have a comlication like injury to the esophagus if you did have to have your chest open i am afraid i do not have a good news for you as far as the pain concerned pain from thoracotomy which mean open chest is severe and take long time to recover and some time it becomes chronic pain sorry it will not go away soon ...Read more
As tolerated : It's unclear why you would have a tif procedure and a hiatal hernia repair instead of the standard fundoplication and hernia repair, but either way, your diet should be as tolerated. If the food or beverage are difficult to swallow, or make gerd symtoms worse, avoid that in the future. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What can be side effects and complications of biologic mesh used in recurrent hiatal hernia repair?
Few, but...: Biological mesh material actually goes away at it is replaced with your own connective tissue cells. There have been reports of this type of mesh eroding into the esophagus, but it is more likely to be technique related in my opinion, rather than caused by the material itself. It is biologically inert, so shouldn't cause any type of systemic reaction like an allergy. Hope this helps! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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