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A hiatus hernia, also known as a hiatal hernia, occurs when a portion of the stomach pushes upward into the chest through the diaphragm’s opening called the hiatus. At our specialized center, we offer comprehensive diagnosis and advanced treatment options to address hiatus hernias, providing relief from discomfort and promoting digestive wellness.
Understanding Hiatus Hernia
Hiatus hernias are typically categorized into two types: sliding hernias and paraesophageal hernias. Sliding hernias are more common and involve the stomach and the lower esophagus sliding up into the chest. Paraesophageal hernias are less common but can be more concerning as they involve a portion of the stomach pushing through the hiatus beside the esophagus.
- Heartburn or acid reflux.
- Difficulty swallowing
- Chest pain or discomfort, especially after meals or when lying down.
- Regurgitation of stomach contents.
- Belching or bloating.
Advanced Hiatus Hernia Treatment
Our experienced medical team offers a range of treatment options tailored to your specific condition and needs. Treatment may include lifestyle changes, medication, or surgical intervention.
- Lifestyle Modifications : Certain dietary and lifestyle changes can help manage symptoms. These may include avoiding trigger foods, maintaining a healthy weight, and elevating the head of your bed when sleeping.
- Medication: Medications, such as proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) or antacids, may be prescribed to reduce stomach acid and alleviate symptoms.
- Surgical Options: For severe or persistent cases, surgical intervention may be recommended. Laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication is a common surgical procedure that involves wrapping the top of the stomach around the lower esophagus to prevent reflux.