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How do you know if a hiatal hernia repair has come undone?

Return of heartburn

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If your symptoms from before surgery come back it could be because af a slipped wrap. You may need an x-ray to check
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Is a hiatal hernia repair effective?

Yes

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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.
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How long does hiatal hernia repair last?

Long time

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It should last for a lifetime. Having said that, it is common to have asymptomatic herniation of a small portion of the stomach back in to the chest. Thi is almost always without consequence, and only detectable with an upper GI contrast X-ray and/or endoscopy. Recurrences requiring another operation occur about 5% of the time.
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Please explain who performs hiatal hernia repair surgery?

General surgeon

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A general surgeon does hiatal hernia repairs - these are also mostly now done laparoscopically ( through 5 small incisions ). A general surgeon who specializes in laparoscopic performs the surgery.
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What's a good diet after tif procedure and hiatal hernia repair?

As tolerated

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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.
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What can be side effects and complications of biologic mesh used in recurrent hiatal hernia repair?

Few, but...

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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!
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What to if I am going to have surgery for hiatal hernia repair. what can i expect after the surgery?

Eat slow

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you can expect improvement of your reflux symptoms. you may have some swallowing issues for the first 1-2 weeks so chew food carefully. some patients stick to a soft diet during the immediate post operative period.
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Could someone with a gastric band and a recurred hiatal hernia have a hernia repair and a gastric sleeve?

Yes

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It isn't a recurrent hernia - although it could be. May be a slip or dilation. Recurrence of hernia or a slip indicates you ate too fast or wanted your band too tight or ate things that became stuck. Find out why it failed or you failed it first. Fix you before another procedure
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Hiatal hernia repair 4.5 months ago. Having same pain and trouble swallowing again. What could be going on?

See your surgeon

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This cam be aoany things and newds to be evaluated. Will need an upper GI and endoscopy.
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Dr. Barry Rosen answered:

what type of pain can i expect with the large hematoma pressing against my surgical incision from the hiatal .hernia repair ?

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It is often very difficult to sort out incisional pain from pain secondary to the operation performed. Was your operation laparoscopic or open?...how long ago?...how big of a hematoma?...was mesh used? The best person to answer this question is your surgeon. I assume that he/she is keeping a close eye on your situation. In general, severe pain mandates close follow-up. Good luck!
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