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Hiatal hernia is there surgery for it.?
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8 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
There are a variety of types and sizes of hiatal hernia.
Just because a person has one does not necessarily indicate a need for surgery. Medications and avoidance of eating late at night are some options, a gastroenterologist or your family doctor can help you determine if surgery is your best option, and refer you to a properly trained surgeon if indicated.

In brief: Yes
There are a variety of types and sizes of hiatal hernia.
Just because a person has one does not necessarily indicate a need for surgery. Medications and avoidance of eating late at night are some options, a gastroenterologist or your family doctor can help you determine if surgery is your best option, and refer you to a properly trained surgeon if indicated.
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
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Dr. Richard Nguyen
Bariatrics
4 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
Surgery for a hiatal hernia can be done.
The surgery is called a fundoplication and these days its a laparoscopic surgery that should be small incisions with surgery lasting 1-2 hrs in length, and 1-2 days in the hospital. This procedure should fix hiatal hernias and help improve and reflux symptoms you might have. But should only be done for symptomatic or larger hiatal hernias.

In brief: Yes
Surgery for a hiatal hernia can be done.
The surgery is called a fundoplication and these days its a laparoscopic surgery that should be small incisions with surgery lasting 1-2 hrs in length, and 1-2 days in the hospital. This procedure should fix hiatal hernias and help improve and reflux symptoms you might have. But should only be done for symptomatic or larger hiatal hernias.
Dr. Richard Nguyen
Dr. Richard Nguyen
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2 doctors agree
In brief: Yes.
Absolutely. It is almost always done laparoscopically with small incisions.
It involves getting the stomach and distal esophagus back into the abdomen and fixing the defect in the diaphragm by suturing the diaphragmatic crura back together. Some surgeons will reinforce this repair with a biological or synthetic prosthesis. In the majority of cases an anti reflux procedure (fundoplication) is done.

In brief: Yes.
Absolutely. It is almost always done laparoscopically with small incisions.
It involves getting the stomach and distal esophagus back into the abdomen and fixing the defect in the diaphragm by suturing the diaphragmatic crura back together. Some surgeons will reinforce this repair with a biological or synthetic prosthesis. In the majority of cases an anti reflux procedure (fundoplication) is done.
Dr. Michael Sawyer
Dr. Michael Sawyer
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