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

Deja Vu. How did you feel when you first had your hiatal hernia - before the surgery? If those same symptoms and signs are returning, talk with your doc.
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.

Related Questions

Is a hiatal hernia repair effective?

Can be. If performed in the right person for the right condition and right reason. Reports indicate many people still need antacid or other acid reducing medications after this surgery, but performed properly in the right situation can be helpful. Read more...
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...
Yes it usually is. It depends on what symptoms led you to have surgery and the specific hernia characteristics. If reflux is the main driver, most ppl have resolution after the surgery. There is a small portion of ppl that will go on to have a recurrence of their hernia, but this does not necessarily need further treatment or cause more problems. See a surgeon to get an idea of whether surgery could benefit you. Read more...

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...

Please explain who performs hiatal hernia repair surgery?

Usually. A general surgeon or a bariatric surgeon would be the one to perform this surgery. Read more...
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...

What can be side effects and complications of biologic mesh used in recurrent hiatal hernia repair?

Some... Biologic mesh for recurrent is generally safe. Like any foreign body, it could become infected, cause a stricture, or in rare cases even erode into the esophagus. That being said, it plays a very important role in reducing the recurrence rate of your hernia from as high as 20-25% down to 3-5%. Read more...
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 more...

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...