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What are possible hiatal hernia surgery complications one could get?

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Dr. Ly Phan
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In brief: Multiple

Esophageal (swallowing pipe), stomach injury.
Nerve injury leading to swallowing difficulty, spleen injury, liver injury, pneumothorax.

In brief: Multiple

Esophageal (swallowing pipe), stomach injury.
Nerve injury leading to swallowing difficulty, spleen injury, liver injury, pneumothorax.
Dr. Ly Phan
Dr. Ly Phan
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Dr. Scott Welker
But these are all uncommon in experienced hands.
Dr. Leon Katz
This should be balanced against risk of aspiration, pneumonia and loss of blood supply to stomach in a person with a unrepaired hiatal herni
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In brief: Many....

Complication is possible even with the most routine surgery.
Aside from bleeding and infection, specific hiatal hernioplasty complications include spleen injury, retroperitoneal hematoma, pneumothorax, and rarely aortic injury. However, this is usually a very safe procedure. Many patients can go home the same day of surgery.

In brief: Many....

Complication is possible even with the most routine surgery.
Aside from bleeding and infection, specific hiatal hernioplasty complications include spleen injury, retroperitoneal hematoma, pneumothorax, and rarely aortic injury. However, this is usually a very safe procedure. Many patients can go home the same day of surgery.
Dr. George T Tsai
Dr. George T Tsai
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