Hiatal hernia repair with linx device, how likely will the hernia reoccur?

Risk with new device. Surgery, inherently has risk. The risk/benefit analysis where you compare your risk without surgery to the risk of your procedure/surgeon combination is how you decide if you want to proceed with surgery. The linx device has an excellent profile. Stay in contact with your surgeon and report any new symptoms. Be well.

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How long can I lift weight again after a hiatal hernia repair with linx a linx device? No nissen fundoplication.

Great question but. ...the answer is best targeted to your circumstance. Please call you surgeon for the response most appropriate to you: for instance, whether the LINX device resulted in any swallowing trouble or other post-operative concerns. Ref: http://www.surgery.usc.edu/uppergi-general/gastroesophagealrefluxdisease-linx-beforeduringafter.html. Read more...

Hello. I had 2 surgeries in Nov / Dec 2013 for hiatal hernia repair. Why does back pains continue still mostly on left side?

Why. my first question is why two surgeries did you have a complication from the first one and was any of them done laproscopically or not and what kind of complication if any. my other comment you might be experiencing GALLBLADDER problem if you still have it hiatal hernia surgery could cause or create a problem to the GB somtime. Read more...

Please explain who performs hiatal hernia repair surgery?

Usually. A general surgeon or a bariatric surgeon would be the one to perform this surgery. Read more...
General surgeon . A general surgeon does hiatal hernia repairs - these are also mostly now done laparoscopically ( through 5 small incisions ). A general surgeon who specializes in laparoscopic performs the surgery. Read more...

What can be side effects and complications of biologic mesh used in recurrent hiatal hernia repair?

Some... Biologic mesh for recurrent is generally safe. Like any foreign body, it could become infected, cause a stricture, or in rare cases even erode into the esophagus. That being said, it plays a very important role in reducing the recurrence rate of your hernia from as high as 20-25% down to 3-5%. Read more...
Few, but... Biological mesh material actually goes away at it is replaced with your own connective tissue cells. There have been reports of this type of mesh eroding into the esophagus, but it is more likely to be technique related in my opinion, rather than caused by the material itself. It is biologically inert, so shouldn't cause any type of systemic reaction like an allergy. Hope this helps! Read more...

What to if I am going to have surgery for hiatal hernia repair. What can I expect after the surgery?

Eat slow. You can expect improvement of your reflux symptoms. You may have some swallowing issues for the first 1-2 weeks so chew food carefully. Some patients stick to a soft diet during the immediate post operative period. Read more...

How long should I wait to begin working out after hiatal hernia repair surgery? I feel great but don't want to risk messing anything up!

Ask your surgeon. You need to clear this with your own surgeon, but as a rule i let my laparoscopic hh repairs return to activity in 2-3 weeks. If it was done through an incision, you should wait 4-6 weeks to start strenuous activity. But, again, ask your surgeon for her/his restrictions. Good luck. Read more...
Variable. You can think of you trunk as a steel drum. The sides are string, and the top and bottom are weaker. Hiatal hernia repair involves the top of the drum - the diaphragm. We generally believe that the scar tissue that forms around the sutures is helpful. We also know that scar tissue reaches about 90% of its ultimate strength by about six weeks. For this reason, i usually tell hiatal hernia repair patients to avoid heavy straining for six weeks and then start easing back into it. Read more...

Could someone with a gastric band and a recurred hiatal hernia have a hernia repair and a gastric sleeve?

Yes . Why not , if it fails that will be one of the next step ( with other options ). Read more...
Yes. Get a consultation with a surgeon who performs both band and sleeve. Read more...
Absolutely. This is definately an option and should be performed laparoscopically. Talk to your bariatric surgeon to see if this procedure is right for you. Read more...
Yes. It isn't a recurrent hernia - although it could be. May be a slip or dilation. Recurrence of hernia or a slip indicates you ate too fast or wanted your band too tight or ate things that became stuck. Find out why it failed or you failed it first. Fix you before another procedure. Read more...
Yes. Might help. We now seem to take out 6-10 bands for every band we put in. This past year has been remarkable. Most band removals are due to gastric reflux and band intolerance. In your case, a band removal followed by sleeve six weeks later plus hiatal hernia repair would likely be ok. Our office usually checks for severe reflux prior to sleeve to make sure you are not a better candidate for bypass. Read more...