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.
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!
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.
Hiatal hernia. Upper GI x-ray and an EGD. The EGD is done by a gastroenterologist. Very common tests. .