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Doctor insights on: Surgical Repair Of Hiatal Hernia

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Please explain who performs hiatal hernia repair surgery?

Please explain who performs hiatal hernia repair surgery?

General surgeon : 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. ...Read more

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Dr. David Earle
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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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Can I still have surgery for my GERD if I had a hiatal hernia repaired 2 years ago?

Short answer is yes: There are a percentage of surgeries that require reoperation due to the either progression of the disease process or limitation of the surgical procedure itself. If the gerd is recurrent, it may be due to these progressions but previous surgery would not preclude reintervention. Previous surgery does make the subsequent surgeries more complex. ...Read more

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

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

Eat slow: 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. ...Read more

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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 more

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Have a lap band at time of surgery a hiatal hernia was repaired now hernia is back can it be repaired again without damaging the lap band?

Yes: Repairing the hole at the place the esophagus comes through the diaphragm should be possible withe the band in place. I'd suggest seeking a surgeon with davinci robotic capability. It's minimally invasive and will allow good view of the region in 3d view. ...Read more

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I had a hiatal hernia that was repaired laparoscopically in oct. 2009. For the first 2 years after the surgery, i felt great. Now for about 9 months, I have noticed pain in my chest area on both sides. At first i was checked for heart trouble, but thankfu

I had a hiatal hernia that was repaired laparoscopically in oct. 2009. For the first 2 years after the surgery, i felt great. Now for about 9 months, I have noticed pain in my chest area on both sides. At first i was checked for heart trouble, but thankfu

U Need Upper GI: By the sound of your symptoms, it's possible that the hiatal hernia has returned. I advise you to return to your surgeon. They will order an upper GI to look more carefully at your "wrap" and see where your stomach is in relation to your diaphragm. I hope it's a false alarm but, worst case scenario, it's fixable. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have SIBO accompanied by a horrible fecal like breath. I'm sorry to be so blunt but I am desperate. I've tried everything from anti/ pro- biotics. I also have had surgery to repair a hiatal hernia that I had due to excessive acid prod. I also had a bari

I have SIBO accompanied by a horrible fecal like breath. I'm sorry to be so blunt but I am desperate. I've tried everything from anti/ pro- biotics. I also have had surgery to repair a hiatal hernia that I had due to excessive acid prod. I also had a bari

SIBO/LEAKY GUT: SIBO/LEAKY GUT/IBS are becoming more prevalent secondary to the overuse of antibiotics &asteroids in or food. And prescription antibiotics. If you have had normal labs /celiac panel/stools x3 for parasite &hpylori/-colonoscopy. I would Recommend( Gapsdiet.com ) to seal the gut gradually progress through the stages it is gluten free with high saturated fat. gutbliss.com /smoothie diet can be added ...Read more