In a hiatus hernia, part of the stomach pushes into the chest cavity. It enters via an opening where the food tube (esophagus) passes on its way to the stomach. A hiatus hernia occurs when the upper part of your stomach bulges through the large muscle separating your abdomen and chest (diaphragm). Your diaphragm has a small opening (hiatus) through which your food tube (esophagus) passes before connecting to your stomach.
Symptoms of Hiatus Hernia:
- Regurgitation of food or liquids into the mouth
- Backflow of stomach acid into the esophagus (acid reflux)
- Difficulty swallowing
- Chest or abdominal pain
- Shortness of breath
- Vomiting of blood or passing of black stools, which may indicate gastrointestinal bleeding
Test to Identify Hiatus Hernia:-
- X-ray of your upper digestive system
- Upper endoscopy
- Esophageal manometry
Treatment of Hiatus Hernia:-
(This is the view of Hiatus Hernia Surgery)
Surgery to repair a hiatus hernia may involve pulling your stomach down into your abdomen and making the opening in your diaphragm smaller, reconstructing an esophageal sphincter or removing the hernia sac.
Or your Hernia surgeon may insert a tiny camera and special surgical tools through several small incisions in your abdomen. The operation is then performed while your surgeon views images from inside your body that is displayed on a video monitor (laparoscopic surgery).
The treatment of all hernias is surgical repair which can be open or laparoscopic. Nowadays, laparoscopic repair is preferred in which a large mesh is placed within the abdomen which seals the defect and prevents the hernia from forming again.
Dr. Achal Agrawal is one of the best Hernia specialists and a Laparoscopic surgeon in Indore. He has been operating on Hernia patients for more than 15 years. He is also a specialist in all types of Bariatric and Laparoscopic surgeries.
If you have any queries related to hiatus hernia, you can visit ‘Indore Laparoscopic Center’ in Indore. We avail 24*7 facilities here.
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