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Is hiatal hernia surgery very safe?

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8 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Just make sure you pick an experienced surgeon and do not skip the routine preop evaluations.
When the right surgery is done for the right indication, good to excellent outcome is expected for this routine procedure.

In brief: Yes

Just make sure you pick an experienced surgeon and do not skip the routine preop evaluations.
When the right surgery is done for the right indication, good to excellent outcome is expected for this routine procedure.
Dr. George T Tsai
Dr. George T Tsai
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3 doctors agree

In brief: Absolutely

Laparoscopic repair of hiatal hernias is very safe.
Significant morbidity and mortality rates are very low. Complications related to the repair itself in the early postoperative period are uncommon. The most important complications to prevent postoperatively are pulmonary like pneumonia, and thromboembolic, like blood clots in the legs or lungs.

In brief: Absolutely

Laparoscopic repair of hiatal hernias is very safe.
Significant morbidity and mortality rates are very low. Complications related to the repair itself in the early postoperative period are uncommon. The most important complications to prevent postoperatively are pulmonary like pneumonia, and thromboembolic, like blood clots in the legs or lungs.
Dr. Michael Sawyer
Dr. Michael Sawyer
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3 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Hiatal hernia surgery is safe but does carry risks.
Always discuss the pros and cons with your surgeon.

In brief: Yes

Hiatal hernia surgery is safe but does carry risks.
Always discuss the pros and cons with your surgeon.
Dr. Wesley Marquart
Dr. Wesley Marquart
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