Hiatus hernia repair

Surgery to repair your abdomen from a hiatus hernia

Keyhole or minimally invasive laparoscopic techniques are used during repair surgery 

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

  • What happens during surgery? icon plus

    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.

  • How to prepare icon plus

    Your consultant will let you know how best to prepare for this procedure.
  • After surgery icon plus

    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.

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This content is intended for general information only and does not replace the need for personal advice from a qualified health professional.
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