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What's a hernia nissen fundoplication, gastrostomy?

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Dr. David Earle
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In brief: Foregut operation

A hiatal hernia is when the natural opening in the diaphragm enlarges to allow the stomach to migrate into the chest.
If a large part of the stomach is involved, it is a para esophageal hernia. Repairing this involves closing the hole to the right size & wrapping the lower esophagus with the top of the stomach (nissen). A tube is placed in the stomach (gastrostomy) rarely in adults.

In brief: Foregut operation

A hiatal hernia is when the natural opening in the diaphragm enlarges to allow the stomach to migrate into the chest.
If a large part of the stomach is involved, it is a para esophageal hernia. Repairing this involves closing the hole to the right size & wrapping the lower esophagus with the top of the stomach (nissen). A tube is placed in the stomach (gastrostomy) rarely in adults.
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