What is success of laparoscopic anti-reflux surgery for hiatal hernia?

Varies. Don't be afraid to ask your surgeon. Most surgeons track their outcomes for at least a few years. If you go to a surgeon with good results and you do your part (eating right and keeping your weight in check) - you can expect durable relief with surgery.
90% Depends on how you define success. It relieves symptoms 98% but in ten years symptoms return in 40%.
Very high. Gold standard for reflux is nissen fundoplication (stomach wrap ).

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Anyone done laparoscopic anti-reflux surgery for hiatal hernia?

Relatively common. The most common anti-reflux procedure is called a fundoplication, which involves closure of the hernia and re-creating a new valve by wrapping a portion of the stomach around the esophagus. While very effective, this procedure is reserved for the rare patient who cannot manage their symptoms with lifestyle and dietary modifications supplemented by anti-acid medication. Read more...
Yes. Many. Yes. It works very well as long as it is done well andvforcthe right reason. www.drlugo.com. Read more...
Yes. Laparoscopic anti-reflux surgery such as a nissen fundoplication involves reducing the stomach from the hiatal hernia, repairing the hernia, and wrapping the stomach around the gastro-esophageal junction to help prevent reflux. It works well in normal-weight patients, but is more likely to fail in obese patients. Read more...
Yes, many. Gerd is very often associated with a hiatal hernia because this distorts the shape of the anti-reflux valve at the top of the stomach and actually causes reflux, or gerd. The repair is done laparoscopically, usually as an overnight procedure, and patients take pain medicine for several days only. Lap hiatal hernia repair and nissen fundoplication are up to 95% effective at curing gerd. Read more...

Can you tell me about laparoscopic anti-reflux surgery for heartburn/hiatal hernia?

Yes. There are several options, and they should be performed when the reflux is truly a disease manifest by organ damage or unacceptable lifestyle modifications. There are also some endoscopic procedures. See a general or thoracic surgeon experienced in anti-reflux procedures for a thorough consultation. Hope this helps! Read more...
Yes. For hiatal hernia, the stomach is brought back into the abdomen and the defect of the crus muscles around the esophagus are brought together and possible mesh reinforcement. For just reflux without the hernia, the stomach is wrapped around itself called a fundoplication. Best part is the symptoms are gone almost immediately. Read more...

Can you tell me about laparoscopic anti reflux surgery for heartburn and or hiatal hernia?

Acid reflux surgery. A nissen fundoplication is a surgery for gerd or acid reflux. The main components of the surgery are repair of a hiatal hernia, if present, followed by wrapping of the upper part of the stomach (the fundus) around the esophagus. This repairs the valve between the esophagus and stomach and prevents reflux. Other options are available such as tif or linx. Read more...
Laparoscopy. In general terms, the operation uses 5 small incisions, takes 2-4 hours depending on a variety if factors, is associated with a 1-2 night stay in the hospital, and a 1-2 week recovery period regarding postop pain. There is usually difficulty swallowing for 3-6 weeks afterward as well. Preop tests will determine if its right for you, and there will be occasional reflux afterward, but markedly improved. Read more...

Diagonzied with Hiatal Hernia (3cm) Grade A with reflux. Do not want to go for surgery.

Hiatal hernia. You may not like the idea but examination by a surgeon is very likely to result in a recommendation for surgical correction. If you don't follow through with this you are likely to get worse, not better. Sure, nobody likes surgery if not necessary but at the very least you should see a surgeon. Read more...

It looks like gastroenterologists specialize. How do I find one that might do hiatal hernia + acid reflux surgery?

They don't operate. Under medical specialties, there is training program in GI diseases. These clinicians are the gastro enterologists who treat and handle the diagnosis of GI disorders such as Crohns disease, Ulcerative colitis, bleeding ulcer disease and are the one who do upper and lower GI endoscopy. Surgery of the upper GI tract is performed by general surgeons who can handle reflux and hiatal disease. Read more...

I have hiatal hernia, acid reflux & gallbladder sludge. Can these all be fixed in one surgery? Is it advisable? Are these all for gastroenterologist?

Maybe. The surgeries to address these problems are different surgeries. Could they be done together - yes. Will they be done together - ask your surgeon. Gastroenterologists do no do surgery. Read more...

I have hiatal hernia 4cm an grade reflux A! some dr says get surgery some not because I never have heart burn! I am confused what to do! Please help me!

Benefit vs. risk. How'd you even know that you have a HH & then get so much info? Did you ever have symptoms like heartburn, nausea, vomiting, stomach bleeding / ulcers? While 4 cm is a generous size, if you're not having symptoms, then weigh any (future) benefit of surgery with the risks of surgery (anesthesia, bleeding, infection, complications) which go up with age. Talk to the doc who knows you best. Good luck! Read more...