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Hiatus hernia repair

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

About

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.

Need to know

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    Your consultant will perform a hiatus hernia repair using keyhole surgery. This involves making small cuts in your tummy (abdomen). It's performed under general anaesthetic, meaning you'll be asleep during the duration.
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    Your consultant will let you know how best to prepare for this procedure.
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    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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Our consultants

We're proud to work with leading experts across a range of medical fields, whose skills are matched by their integrity and compassion.

Our facilities

From complex surgery to straightforward procedures, we provide exceptional care across our network of hospitals, outpatient centres and specialist clinics.

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    The Princess Grace Hospital

    42-52 Nottingham Place

    London W1U 5NY

    Appointments 020 3131 7216
    Enquiries 020 3130 6833

  • London Bridge Hospital Facility

    London Bridge Hospital

    27 Tooley Street

    London

    SE1 2PR

    Appointments and Enquiries 020 7234 2009
    Imaging Appointments 020 7234 2773
    Switchboard 020 7407 3100

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We're happy to help you make an appointment with one of our experienced consultants.

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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