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Are all diagnostic tests for hiatal hernia done locally? What are they?
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Dr. Barry Rosen
Surgery
5 doctors agree
In brief: Define locally
Do you mean "the community you live in" or "under local anesthesia"? Hiatal hernia is often used to describe gastroesophageal reflux disease(gerd); while there is overlap, they are two distinct diseases.
Tests for gerd include endoscopy (egd), pressure recordings of the esophagus, and a 24-ph study. A hiatal hernia is best seen on ct, although indirect info will be obtained by egd.

In brief: Define locally
Do you mean "the community you live in" or "under local anesthesia"? Hiatal hernia is often used to describe gastroesophageal reflux disease(gerd); while there is overlap, they are two distinct diseases.
Tests for gerd include endoscopy (egd), pressure recordings of the esophagus, and a 24-ph study. A hiatal hernia is best seen on ct, although indirect info will be obtained by egd.
Dr. Barry Rosen
Dr. Barry Rosen
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Dr. David Earle
Surgery
2 doctors agree
In brief: Tests
Tests to diagnose a hiatal hernia include upper GI contrast study (barium swallow X-ray), and upper endoscopy (looking in the stomach with a camera).
These are performed in the radiology sort and endoscopy suite, and are available in most hospitals. There is no anesthesia needed for the X-ray, and sedation used for the endoscopy. Hope this helps!

In brief: Tests
Tests to diagnose a hiatal hernia include upper GI contrast study (barium swallow X-ray), and upper endoscopy (looking in the stomach with a camera).
These are performed in the radiology sort and endoscopy suite, and are available in most hospitals. There is no anesthesia needed for the X-ray, and sedation used for the endoscopy. Hope this helps!
Dr. David Earle
Dr. David Earle
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Dr. Lyall Gorenstein
Surgery - Thoracic
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Depends where you li
The tests that are used to evaluate hiatal hernia include; barium swallow, cat scan , and upper endoscopy.
These tests are available at most hospitals, or radiology facilities. Some patients need more sophisticated tests to evaluate for gerd, such as a bravo or 24 hour ph, or esophageal manometry to evaluate esophageal function. These tests require additional expertise in esophageal diseases.

In brief: Depends where you li
The tests that are used to evaluate hiatal hernia include; barium swallow, cat scan , and upper endoscopy.
These tests are available at most hospitals, or radiology facilities. Some patients need more sophisticated tests to evaluate for gerd, such as a bravo or 24 hour ph, or esophageal manometry to evaluate esophageal function. These tests require additional expertise in esophageal diseases.
Dr. Lyall Gorenstein
Dr. Lyall Gorenstein
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Dr. Gregg Nishi
Bariatrics
In brief: Hiatal hernia
Upper GI x-ray and an EGD.
The EGD is done by a gastroenterologist. Very common tests.

In brief: Hiatal hernia
Upper GI x-ray and an EGD.
The EGD is done by a gastroenterologist. Very common tests.
Dr. Gregg Nishi
Dr. Gregg Nishi
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