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How Do You Know If A Hiatal Hernia Repair Has Come Undone
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
How long will diarrhea last after a Hiatal Hernia Repair. I am 6 weeks out from surgery and still dealing with diahrrea every time I dare eat.
How long can I lift weight again after a hiatal hernia repair with linx a linx device? No nissen fundoplication.
Great question but: ...the answer is best targeted to your circumstance. Please call you surgeon for the response most appropriate to you: for instance, whether the LINX device resulted in any swallowing trouble or other post-operative concerns. Ref: http://www.surgery.usc. Edu/uppergi-general/gastroesophagealrefluxdisease-linx-beforeduringafter. Html ...Read more
I had a hiatal hernia repair done approximately 12 months ago. Not long after had c-diff and hospitalized due to nausea diarrhea acute kidney failure.
See description: But the question is missing. Please resubmit with a specific question. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
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
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 moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Hiatal hernia repair 4.5 months ago. Having same pain and trouble swallowing again. What could be going on?
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
My wife had surgery for hiatal hernia repair and gall bladder removal 2 days ago. She has constant nausea- how long should this last?
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