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What is a Hiatus Hernia

Hiatus hernia occurs when part of the stomach or whole stomach protrudes in to the chest through a weakness in the diaphragm. Hiatus hernia is two types, sliding or paraoesophageal.  With normal breathing diaphragm puts pressure on the stomach, this can push stomach contents in to the gullet in people with hiatus hernia. If you have a hiatus hernia, your surgeon may repair it during fundoplication.


Hiatus Hernia

What are the symptoms of hiatus hernia?

The symptoms are variable depending on the size of the hernia and type of the hernia. It may vary from gastrooesophageal reflux, dysphagia (difficult to swallow), recurrent chest infections and frequent vomiting.


How is hiatus hernia treated?

Mild symptoms are treated with smple antacids, acid suppression tablets. Para-oesophageal hiatus hernia and large hiatus hernia may require a surgical repair


What type of surgery offered?

At Nu-life surgery we offer laparoscopic (key hole) repair of hiatus hernia. In very few cases an open technique might be used. You will have an opportunity to discuss this further in detail with your surgeon.


Do I need any special diet following surgery?

Yes, in order for the stomach to heal your surgeon will put you on a special diet following surgery. In some case surgeon may put you on a special diet before the surgery.


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