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Small Hitial Hernia
Laparoscopic repair: Laparoscopic incisional hernia is repair of a hernia associated with a surgical incision by means of laparoscopic techniques. This entails use of small incisions, trocars, instruments that are placed through the trocars and repair of the hernia with the use of synthetic mesh or a biologic graft. Suture reapair is also possible but is typically reinforced by the mesh or graft. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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It's Reversible: I agree with dr. Kimm's excellent answer. If your hernia is large enough to extend into your scrotal sac and obscure your penis, it's time to get that hernia repaired. Having repaired a number of hernias like what you have described, rest assured that everything will eventually look normal again after your surgery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Probably increase: in size slowly over many years. If it is the usual sliding type, little needs to be done to correct it, unless you have symptoms. If it is the less common paraesophageal type, you might need operative correction. ...Read more
No.: Inguinal hernias will not change the size of the penis. If the hernia bulge is large, is can obscure the base of the penis making it appear shorter than it is, especially if the hernia is intrascrotal. If the hernia is bothersome or enlarging, consult with a general surgeon. Depending on the risk of complications such as incarceration or strangulation, the doctor may recommend repair. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not to worry: Weight gain gives a man the impression of a smaller penis. As fat accumulates on the lower abdomen, the apparent size of the penis changes. "a large prepubic fat pad makes the penile shaft look shorter, " as we age the penis tends to undergo an actual (& irreversible) reduction in size (in both length & thickness). A hernia that is large can push on the prepubic fat pad and make penis look smaller. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: A regular chest x-ray should reveal a large hiatal hernia, but if done for another purpose it could be missed. Ct scan can also miss this if they are looking for something else. Very unlikely to be missed on an upper GI contrast study or esophagram. Hope this helps! ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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
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
My endoscopy report says small hiatus hernia and distal esophagitis (grade c) with gastritis H-pylori +ve. ?
Not related: Hernia in a stomach known as hiatal hernia is unrelated to abdominal ventral hernia. Venttal hernia is due to weakness in abdominal wall and hital hernia is a part of stomach herniating above the diaphragm. They are of several types and treatment is depending on the severity of symptoms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer