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Hernia Surgery

Hiatal Hernia and Reflux Surgery

Hiatal hernias occur when some portion of the stomach pushes up through the diaphragm and then into the area of the chest. This condition can cause some very noticeable and sometimes severe symptoms of acid reflux. In addition, some patients have acid reflux symptoms even without a hiatal hernia. A standard first step for treatment is to take medications designed to manage the acid reflux symptoms. If the first step is not successful, the doctor will most likely recommend

hiatal hernia and GERD surgery


A hiatal hernia can be repaired by the

best hiatal hernia surgeon

. This is to be done when the stomach is pulled back into the abdomen. So the condition won't recur, the size of the opening in the diaphragm is reduced. Furthermore, it is also possible that the

best robotic hiatal hernia surgeon

 will involve the removal of hernia sacs or reconstructing the esophageal sphincter muscle to prevent further reflux.

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It should be noted that not everyone with hiatal hernia needs the help of the

top hiatal hernia surgeon

to have their issues corrected. In general, a

top robotic hiatal hernia surgeon

 would advise this in cases where other treatments are ineffective. However, if the patient is experiencing dangerous hernia symptoms such as the following, surgery performed by a

robotic hiatal hernia surgeon

may be the only reasonable alternative.

  • Narrowing of the esophagus
  • Scarring
  • Bleeding
  • Formation of ulcers. 
  • Upper abdominal/chest pain
  • Recurrent pneumonia from aspiration

Although the

hiatal hernia surgeon

will tell the patient everything they need to do to prepare, it will generally involve most of the following preparatory steps.

  • Patients should be walking at least two miles or possibly three each day.
  • Patients should do some breathing exercises several times a day. 
  • Patients who smoke will need to abstain for at least a month before.
  • Patients will be required to adopt a total fast from food or drink for at least 12 hours before undergoing surgery.
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How hernia surgeries are performed

There are three general methods which are used by a

hiatal hernia and GERD surgeon

. These methods are as follows.

1. Open repair

The open repair is done by a

GERD and hiatal hernia surgeon

. It is a more invasive procedure than the laparoscopic or robotic version of surgery. The condition is characterized by a situation where the

surgeon for reflux and hiatal hernia

uses open repair to return the stomach to its original position. This requires a large incision and more painful, prolonged recovery

2. Robotic/laparoscopic repair (minimally invasive surgery)

The minimally invasive repair is the preferred procedure used by a

surgeon for GERD and hiatal hernia

. Patients and surgeons prefer minimally invasive surgical repair over the other version since it offers improved outcomes with decreased pain and quicker recovery. This condition happens because the procedure is far less invasive than during open surgery. During the process itself, the

surgeon for hiatal hernia and GERD

will make somewhere between three and five tiny incisions in the abdomen. Through one or more of these, the surgical instruments will be passed.

Also, a tiny camera will be inserted by the

robotic GERD surgeon

through one of the incisions, and it will transmit images of the internal organs to a console in the operating room. Using this visual information, the

hiatal hernia GERD surgeon

will pull the stomach back into place in the abdomen, where it should be. Then the upper part of the stomach will be wrapped around the esophagus to create a tighter sphincter, and this is intended to prevent acid reflux from occurring as part of the

GERD surgeon’s recovery


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Care following your hiatal hernia/acid reflux surgery

Hiatal hernia/acid-reflux surgery post-operative care involves several procedures that must be firmly adhered to ascertain a

GERD surgeon’s success rate

. Patients in should make sure to do each of these to boost their recovery from


. Among the most commonly-used care procedures advised by a

surgeon for GERD success rate

are the following.

1. Taking specific medication

As part of the recovery process of

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, patients will be generally given medication that must be taken at the same time as food. If any incisions were made during surgery, patients would typically experience a tingling sensation or possibly burning near the incision sites. Fortunately, this condition goes away fairly soon. If the discomfort lingers at all, the patient can take an over-the-counter medication such as ibuprofen.

2. Regular wound care
In the aftermath of surgery, the incision sites need to be carefully cleaned every day. This technique is essential to prevent infection. The cleaning can be done using a gentle soap and water scrub each day. It's better to take showers. However, the patient is advised to avoid pools, hot tubs, or baths for at least a week.
3. Diet restriction
Patients can expect to be put on a somewhat restricted diet after the surgery. This method prevents the stomach from going through any unwanted expansion. Rather than eating three large meals, the patient will be required to eat somewhere between four and six small meals. Most people start on a liquid diet before moving on to solid foods, which are softer. For instance, they consume mashed potatoes, Jell-O, soup, and scrambled eggs.
During the first week or two after the surgery, patients should avoid things like alcohol, citrus drinks, and tomato products. Also, they are refrained from taking any carbonated beverages, gassy foods such as cabbage, corn, beans, or cauliflower. Finally, the patient should also avoid drinking through a straw.
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4. Regular exercise

In most cases, the doctor will advise the patient to undergo coughing and

breathing exercises for GERD

. These are designed to help fortify and strengthen the patient's diaphragm. As a general rule, these exercises will need to be performed daily or following the doctor's specific instructions to ascertain the

GERD operation success rate

. As soon as the patient feels up to it, the patient should also undertake a program of regular walks and

diaphragm exercises for GERD

to ensure that blood clots do not form in the legs. Since this is considered major surgery, complete recovery may take as long as 6 to 8 weeks. However, the patient will probably be able to resume your normal activities in far less time than that.

If the patients are not taking any severe pain medications, they are typically able to drive the day after the surgery again. Assuming their jobs are not strenuous that involve heavy lifting, patients should be able to resume work in about two weeks. For those with jobs that require heavy labor, it might take as much as one to two months before they can return to work.
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The long-term outlook from hiatal hernia/acid-reflux surgery
After the recovery period has concluded, all symptoms of nausea, heartburn, and acid reflux should have diminished to the point where they are no longer noticeable. The doctor might still recommend that the patient should avoid foods that cause heartburn, or beverages which could be problematic. However, this method is usually regarded as a precautionary measure until the doctor is sure that the patient has fully recovered.

If the symptoms do return when drinking carbonated beverages or eating acidic foods, the patient may have to abstain from ingesting those types of food or drink. This technique prevents the return of acid reflux. As mentioned earlier, the success rate for performing hiatal hernia/acid reflux surgery is somewhere around 90%. Thus, the chances that patients will have a complete recovery, and not worry that the symptoms will return, is high.
Where to have your hiatal hernia/acid reflux surgery done
For patients who are not sure where to have these surgeries done, they should contact the Medical Arts Surgical Group of Meridian, MS. By doing this, they can count on being treated by some of the most experienced surgeons in the country. Also, they will be kept informed about what's happening and receive the consideration they deserve from their surgeon. Patients are also guaranteed to have access to the most modern facilities available. Since the surgeons have the best equipment available, the best surgical teams, and the best training and experience, patients can expect to have successful outcomes.
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