Laparoscopy Hiatus Hernia And GERD

Category Laparoscopy For Hiatus Hernia and GERD

Hiatus hernia is a condition in which there is a herniation of part of the stomach or lower esophageal sphincter inside the chest (form the esophageal hiatus). This leads to ineffective control of the passage of acid inside the chest thus causing severe acidity, burning sensation in the chest, nausea, vomiting, and GERD. For early hiatus hernias, medical management can be done, especially for old age patients. For young patients having hiatus hernia, patients having severe symptoms, and patients who are taking antacids for the long term should undergo laparoscopic hiatus hernia surgery (Laparoscopic Fundoplication). In fundoplication, the stomach is mobilized back in the chest and is wrapped loosely around the lower esophageal sphincter, thus avoiding the stomach and LES going back in the chest and creating a single-way valve across LES.

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