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Hiatal Hernia Repair Surgery

Resolving Your Problematic Condition

When you swallow food, it moves down your throat, into your esophagus, through a hole in your diaphragm and into your stomach. That hole in your diaphragm is known as the hiatus. Roughly 15 percent of Americans will at some point experience a hernia in this area as a result of the stomach pushing through the hiatus. At miVIP Miami, we can treat this condition through our minimally invasive hiatal hernia repair.

It is possible that you may not even know you have the condition. There are several symptoms associated with a hiatal hernia, such as:

·       Difficulty swallowing

·       Acid reflux

·       Regurgitation

·       An inexplicable tiredness

There are also several factors that put you at risk for developing the condition, such as being older than 50 and obese.

How Does Hiatal Hernia Repair Work?

Your physician may diagnose you with a hiatal hernia if you experience certain symptoms. There are times that medications for acid reflux control can effectively treat your condition. However, there are times when hiatal hernia repair surgery is needed.

The surgeons at miVIP take a minimally invasive approach to laparoscopic hernia surgery. You will be placed under general anesthesia so you will not feel any pain. Using very small incisions above your belly button, your surgeon will place small instruments through a scope and into your body. Your stomach and esophagus will be put back into their places and either stitched or stapled. If you are experiencing severe acid reflux, the doctor may wrap part of your stomach around the esophagus – called fundoplication – to reduce the symptom.

Our Team at miVIP

If you are in need of laparoscopic hernia surgery, our surgeons at miVIP can help. With extensive experience in the area, our doctors are all board certified and well-equipped to reduce your symptoms and relieve your condition. We utilize cutting edge technology to help you have a speedy, healthy recovery.

After Your Surgery

Your physician will discuss the specifics of your recovery with you, but in general, you should expect to be in the hospital for one to three days after your hiatal hernia repair. Thanks to our minimally invasive approach, you should be back at work within just a few weeks of the procedure. Additionally, laparoscopic hernia surgery means you experience:

·       A lower risk of bleeding or infection

·       Less pain after your procedure

·       A quicker recovery

It is possible that you may have to continue taking your acid reflux medication after the surgery, and we cannot guarantee that your hernia will not return.

How Much Does Hiatal Hernia Surgery Cost?

Your out-of-pocket expense for hiatal hernia repair will depend on your insurance. miVIP accepts most forms of PPO and POS insurance. Feel free to contact one of our patient advocates to discuss cost and payment options.

Other Important Information

As with any procedure, it is important to monitor your symptoms after your hiatal hernia repair. If you experience a fever or excess drainage from the surgery site, contact your physician. Also alert your doctor if you notice your hernia symptoms returning.

Get Relief Today

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