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Recovery Time After Hiatal Hernia Surgery
There are a variety or several types of hernias, and many are repaired differently. A hernia is a weakness in the abdominal wall (such as inguinal, umbilical, incisional) or diaphragm (hiatal hernia). Surgery to repair the hernia can involve use of sutures, and possible use of mesh. Open or laparoscopic surgery can be a means to repair hernias, with laparoscopic ...Read more
Diet changes: Hiatal hernia surgery usually includes a stomach wrap (fundoplication). After surgery I keep my patients on puréed foods to allow the stomach to heal. After two weeks transition to a normal balanced diet. Chew well! I start removing antacids around this time. With the wrap it is a trade off of too tight vs too loose. There is 5-10% chance of needing a second procedure to loosen or tighten it. ...Read more
Maybe: IF you're having it fixed to control reflux symptoms, you will likely be able to take medication as needed. There are some patients however that still need daily meds, but the meds control symptoms far better after surgery. This doesn't mean anything is wrong. The goal is to control reflux symptoms, and give you a more normal lifestyle. Only you will judge your results however. Hope this helps! ...Read more
2 main parts: Though individual variations occur, the usual objectives include appropriate reapproximation of the diaphragm defect and some form of gastropexy - usually complete fundoplasty or partial. If the defect is large or recurrent in nature, a mesh may be needed for repair. ...Read more
Diaphragm repair: Hiatal hernia is a stretched out opening in the diaphragm through which the esophagus passes. Since the chest acts like a vacuum (how we breathe), the larger hole allows the stomach, and sometimes other organs to be "sucked" up into the chest. Surgery to repair this is usually done laparoscopically, and involves closing the hole to the right size with sutures. Mesh use is controversial. ...Read more
See below: Yes, hiatal hernia surgery is commonly performed laparoscopic. It is generally a few nights stay in the hospital after surgery, depending on your medical conditions and your surgeon's recommendation. ...Read more
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Multiple: Esophageal (swallowing pipe), stomach injury. Nerve injury leading to swallowing difficulty, spleen injury, liver injury, pneumothorax. ...Read more
I had Hiatal Hernia surgery 4 years ago and have been experiencing severe bloating since. Any suggestions?
Follow up: See your primary care physician. Check if bloating is associated with eating milk-based products or legumes ...Read more
Which procedure would allow me vomit and burp regarding a hiatal hernia surgery with wrap? Tourpet or a dor? I am afraid of a complete 360
Is the most tested and the Gold standard
It not the Procedure but the ONE who performs the procedure that counts
Mecca = USc Demester Group ...Read more
I havehad a nissen and hiatal hernia surgery then an abdominal wall reconstruction with surgical mesh then an abdominal wall reconstruction with pig?
Pig - yes: I can't tell from your description the exact mesh or where it was placed. But generally speaking, there are biologic mesh products, some of which are derived from pigs (porcine mesh). Porcine mesh products are processed such that all the cells are washed away, and only the underlying matrix remains. Thus, the risk of adverse reactions from the mesh are very low and the products are very safe. ...Read more
Having surgery in 2 days, 5"9 205 pounds. Am I at risk for clots? Hiatal hernia surgery with linx device. How common are blood clots during surgery?
In view of your weight and size, you are at risk for blood clots. However, measures are generally done to try and decrease the chances for clots to happen during your operation.
Remember, after your operation, don't stay in bed a lot. Get up, walk, and use the sequential compression devices on your legs. By doing this, you can improve your chances of not developing clots. ...Read more
I just had hiatal hernia surgery 4 days and my penis and testicles are swollen and purplish is this normal after surgery?
Not likely: Just to clarify, did you have a hiatal hernia or inguinal hernia repair. Inguinal hernias are in the groin and their repair laparoscopically can definitely result in bruising and swelling of the penis and scrotum. During hiatal hernia repair, no good reason for your symptoms. If you had a catheter in your bladder during surgery then this could possibly cause the swelling and bruising. ...Read more
Help with SIBO. Constipation, HORRIBLE BREATH...!!! And reflux (has improved since hiatal hernia surgery). My breath is so foul no one can talk to me.
Here are some. ..: In addition to focusing on the care for SIBO, don't forget working on oral hygiene with regular visit to dentist to mak sure of no tooth-related disorders, daily toothbrush, flossing all the spaces among teeth, and rinsing the month with oral antiseptic solution especially after sweet consumption. These are primary and essential for breath improvement besides systemic care for possible SIBO. ...Read more
Mother had hiatal hernia surgery Jan2016. Complications included tear. Healed. Lost 70lbs. Thinking gastroparisis. Started reglan (metoclopramide). Safe? CVA history
Not normal.: C.difficile enterocolitis is a possibility. Often peri-operative antibiotics adversely affect the bacterial content of the colon resulting in an overgrowth of a bug called clostridium difficile. This causes inflammationc of the colon lining with resultant severe diarrhea. Stool culture is needed to make confirm the diagnosis. But if diagnostic tests are positive, vancomycin and/or Flagyl is used. ...Read more
Had hiatal hernia surgery. Can't pass gas or go to bathroom. I have so much bloating, pain, nausea and pressure. How can I relieve it?
I had hiatal hernia surgery in 2013 I believe it was and been doing fine. Just recently I started having burning in my throat and feels like everything is pushed up into my chest when I sit down. I feel really bloated in my upper stomach?
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
Hiatal hernia is a stretched out opening in the diaphragm through which the esophagus passes. Since the chest acts like a vacuum (how we breathe), the larger hole allows the stomach, and sometimes other organs to be "sucked" up into the chest. Surgery to repair this is usually done laparoscopically, and involves closing the hole to the right size with sutures. ...Read more
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