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

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

Return of heartburn: If your symptoms from before surgery come back it could be because af a slipped wrap. You may need an x-ray to check. ...Read more

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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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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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How long does hiatal hernia repair last?

Long time : 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. ...Read more

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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

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Could someone with a gastric band and a recurred hiatal hernia have a hernia repair and a gastric sleeve?

Could someone with a gastric band and a recurred hiatal hernia have a hernia repair and a gastric sleeve?

Yes: 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. ...Read more

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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

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I had a vertical sleeve gastrectomy 16 months ago with hiatal hernia repair. 2 weeks ago i started having esophageal spasms. Should i be concerned?

I had a vertical sleeve gastrectomy 16 months ago with hiatal hernia repair. 2 weeks ago i started having esophageal spasms. Should i be concerned?

Not normal: Esophageal spasms are not normal. Not a reason for emergent concern but please follow up with your surgeon and discuss your symptoms. You might be advised to get a barium swallow or upper endoscopy or both. ...Read more

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What type of pain can I expect with the large hematoma pressing against my surgical incision from the hiatal .Hernia repair ?

What type of pain can I expect with the large hematoma pressing against my surgical  incision from the hiatal .Hernia repair ?

Hard 2 Answer: 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! ...Read more

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Gastric bypass with hiatal hernia repair done wed-off painkillers-vomiting (no nausea) a fecal like material-more coming out then going in-cause?

Gastric bypass with hiatal hernia repair done wed-off painkillers-vomiting (no nausea) a fecal like material-more coming out then going in-cause?

See your surgeon: The cause could be something normal during the post-op healing from a bypass, but it could also represent a problem. If you are not able to keep yourself hydrated, then you need IV fluids and medical attention. I definitely recommend contacting your bariatric surgeon for further evaluation. ...Read more

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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


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Hiatal Hernia (Definition)

Hiatal hernia is a medical condition in which the stomach protrudes up into the chest through an opening in the diaphragm, which is the muscle lining the bottom of your lungs that control your breathing. Symptoms include heartburn, chest pain, ...Read more


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