Hiatus hernia repair

SURGERY TO REPAIR YOUR ABDOMEN FROM A HIATUS HERNIA


Keyhole or minimally invasive laparoscopic techniques are used during repair surgery 

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What is a hiatus hernia?

A hiatus hernia is when part of your stomach extends up through your diaphragm and into your chest.

Surgery is generally for people who aren't helped by medications to relieve heartburn and acid reflux, or have complications such as severe inflammation or narrowing of the esophagus.

Need to know

Your consultant will perform a hiatus hernia repair using keyhole or laparoscopic surgery. This involves making small cuts in your tummy (abdomen).

Hiatus hernia surgery can repair a hiatus hernia by pulling your stomach back into the abdomen and making the opening in your diaphragm smaller. The procedure may also involve surgically reconstructing the esophageal sphincter or removing hernial sacs

It's performed under general anaesthetic, meaning you'll be asleep during the duration.

Your consultant will let you know how best to prepare for this procedure.

You'll need to stay in hospital for two to three days following surgery. A dietician will advise you on what you should eat. It may take up to six weeks before you can enjoy your usual diet.

It usually takes between three and six weeks for you to recover sufficiently to return to work. It may take several months to recover from side effects such as bloating, burping, flatulence and difficulty swallowing.

Hiatus hernia repair Consultants

Mr Khaled Dawas

Mr Khaled Dawas

General Surgery

Mr Ewen Griffiths

Mr Ewen Griffiths

General Surgery

Mr Panagiotis Drymousis

Mr Panagiotis Drymousis

General Surgery

Mr Benjamin Tan

Mr Benjamin Tan

General Surgery

Our Hiatus hernia repair locations

The Princess Grace Hospital

The Princess Grace Hospital

42-52 Nottingham Place W1U 5NY London
The Shard Outpatients

The Shard Outpatients

The Shard, 32 St Thomas Street SE1 9BS London
London Bridge Hospital

London Bridge Hospital

27 Tooley Street SE1 2PR London

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