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Which treatments are needed for a hiatal hernia?

Which treatments are needed for a hiatal hernia?

Life style changes: Most hiatal hernias need no treatment. It is best to remain upright for at least 4 hours following meals, avoid smoking and drinking alchol, try not to drink liquids prior to lying down. ...Read more

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Suggestions on pharm treatment for soa secondary to hiatal hernia?

Several: Reduce reflux: elevate head of bed. Small meals and not late into evening before sleep. No smoking control weight then antacids, blockers etc. ...Read more

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What is success of laparoscopic anti-reflux surgery for hiatal hernia?

What is success of laparoscopic anti-reflux surgery for hiatal hernia?

Varies: Don't be afraid to ask your surgeon. Most surgeons track their outcomes for at least a few years. If you go to a surgeon with good results and you do your part (eating right and keeping your weight in check) - you can expect durable relief with surgery. ...Read more

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Anyone done laparoscopic anti-reflux surgery for hiatal hernia?

Anyone done laparoscopic anti-reflux surgery for hiatal hernia?

Relatively common: The most common anti-reflux procedure is called a fundoplication, which involves closure of the hernia and re-creating a new valve by wrapping a portion of the stomach around the esophagus. While very effective, this procedure is reserved for the rare patient who cannot manage their symptoms with lifestyle and dietary modifications supplemented by anti-acid medication. ...Read more

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Hiatal hernia is there surgery for it.?

Hiatal hernia is there surgery for it.?

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. ...Read more

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Is a hiatal hernia repair effective?

Is a hiatal hernia repair effective?

Yes : Of course there area many factors to consider, but most importantly is what the goals of the repair are - resolution of symptoms or prevention from getting worse or both. In general, hiatal hernia repair should have a 90-95% success rate. ...Read more

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What's a good diet after tif procedure and hiatal hernia repair?

What's a good diet after tif procedure and hiatal hernia repair?

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 more

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Hiatal hernia treatments. Any non-surgical advice to ease this painful condition?

Hiatal hernia treatments. Any non-surgical advice to ease this painful condition?

Acid reflux: Stomach acid refluxing back into esophagus is painful. So avoiding acid stimulation and overfilling your stomach will help. Alcohol, and tobacco drive acid production. Also avoid large fatty meals, carbonated beverages, and lying down after eating (stay upright for 2 hours). Check in with your doc to consider anti acid medication and referral for scoping/egd. Tums, (calcium carbonate) over the counter, work well. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for a hiatal hernia with chronic vomiting?

What is the treatment for a hiatal hernia with chronic vomiting?

Surgical repair: Significant regurgitation or frank vomiting due to a hiatal hernia usually does not respond well to acid reducing drugs or other medications. These kinds of symptoms typically require surgical correction of the hiatal hernia. Your doctor should run tests to make sure that your esophagus functions adequately and that your stomach empties appropriately before proceeding with surgery. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about laparoscopic anti-reflux surgery for heartburn/hiatal hernia?

Can you tell me about laparoscopic anti-reflux surgery for heartburn/hiatal hernia?

Yes: For hiatal hernia, the stomach is brought back into the abdomen and the defect of the crus muscles around the esophagus are brought together and possible mesh reinforcement. For just reflux without the hernia, the stomach is wrapped around itself called a fundoplication. Best part is the symptoms are gone almost immediately. ...Read more

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Hiatal hernia repair with linx device, how likely will the hernia reoccur?

Hiatal hernia repair with linx device, how likely  will the hernia reoccur?

Risk with new device: Surgery, inherently has risk. The risk/benefit analysis where you compare your risk without surgery to the risk of your procedure/surgeon combination is how you decide if you want to proceed with surgery. The linx device has an excellent profile. Stay in contact with your surgeon and report any new symptoms. Be well. ...Read more

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How might treating a recurrent inguinal hernia differ from treating a first hernia? Are there specialist for treating recurrent hernias?

How might treating a recurrent inguinal hernia differ from treating a first hernia?  Are there specialist for treating recurrent hernias?

Alternate approach: Any hernia can recur. Open and laparoscopic repairs of groin hernias have about a 1% recurrence rate, and umbilical hernia with graft supplement have about a 0.3% rate. Now, in groin hernias, when recurrent , if done open the first time, a laparoscopic approach is preferred in the rerepair, and vice-versa.There are surgeons who have more experience with complex and recurrent hernias. Good luck. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with 4mm umbilical hernia & sliding hiatal hernia. Is there any risk to have the operation for both same time three months later? or urgent?

Diagnosed with 4mm umbilical hernia & sliding hiatal hernia. Is there any risk to have the operation for both same time three months later? or urgent?

Either or: first there is no urgency to have an operation for either. the treatment for hiatal hernia is not surgery. 90-95% of patient with hiatal hernia do not need or required surgery, treatment is medical,mostly we treat the heartburn. the other reason is very few qualify medically to have the surgery,you have to pass many motility test to be qualify otherwise the surgery will do more harm small umbilica ...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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What can be done to cure chronic after iguinal hernia mesh repair?Please help

What can be done to cure chronic after iguinal hernia mesh repair?Please help

Pain?: If you are talking about pain after hernia repair, more details are necessary, such as when the hernia was repaired, technique of repair, and details about the pain including location, intensity, aggravating and alleviating factors, radiation, and activity limitation to name a few. Treatment focuses on topical and oral medications initially, and may involve surgery to remove the mesh/cut nerves. ...Read more

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Please tell me what skin prep solution would be used for a laparoscopic ventral hernia repair?

Please tell me what skin prep solution would be used for a laparoscopic ventral hernia repair?

Chlorhexidine: The cdc recommends skin preparation with Chlorhexidine prior to operative interventions. Generally an antibiotic is adminstered intravenously prior to the surgery to further reduce wound complications. Shaving the surgical site should be avoided as it increases wound infection rates. ...Read more

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Is the mesh treatment for incisional hernia safe to do?

Is the mesh treatment for incisional hernia safe to do?

Yes: There are however many different clinical scenarios, including the size and location of the hernia that will dictate the technique of repair which in turn will dictate the type of mesh that is best for you. ...Read more

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What should be don for a hiatial hernia ?

Depends: The only options are surgical repair or observation. Base you decision on how bad the symptom are and somewhat on the size of the hernia. Your fitness for an operation also comes in to play, but many large hernias repaired are for patients in their 70's and 80's. See a general surgeon with experience in hiatal and paraesophageal hernia repair for a consultation to get details about your case. ...Read more

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Diagonzied with Hiatal Hernia ( 3cm) Grade A with reflux. Do not want to go for surgery.

Hiatal hernia: You may not like the idea but examination by a surgeon is very likely to result in a recommendation for surgical correction. If you don't follow through with this you are likely to get worse, not better. Sure, nobody likes surgery if not necessary but at the very least you should see a surgeon. ...Read more

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Hernia (Definition)

The ascendence of the gastroesophageal junction into the chest above the diaphragm through the ...Read more