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Scope showed sm sliding hiatal hernia. Symps persist after 6-8 months Nexium (esomeprazole) & domperidone. Do i need surgery? Worst-pain mid&rt upper ab, fullness alwa

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Dr. Lyall Gorenstein
Surgery - Thoracic
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In brief: Perhaps

You need further work up, with a ph study to prove if you have signifigant reflux.
Not all patients with hiatal hernias need surgery. If you do have reflux, with a hernia, and persistant symptoms despite medical therapy, and risk modification, than surgery would be adviseable.

In brief: Perhaps

You need further work up, with a ph study to prove if you have signifigant reflux.
Not all patients with hiatal hernias need surgery. If you do have reflux, with a hernia, and persistant symptoms despite medical therapy, and risk modification, than surgery would be adviseable.
Dr. Lyall Gorenstein
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Dr. Rafael Lugo
Surgery

In brief: Probably

It is hard to tell without more details.
Reflux is a complex disease and there are seared factors that will be use when deciding on surgery options. See a specialist and make sure that a complete workup is performed.

In brief: Probably

It is hard to tell without more details.
Reflux is a complex disease and there are seared factors that will be use when deciding on surgery options. See a specialist and make sure that a complete workup is performed.
Dr. Rafael Lugo
Dr. Rafael Lugo
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