Hiatus Hernia

About Treatment

Hiatus hernia occurs when the upper part of the stomach bulges through the diaphragm muscle, which normally separates the chest cavity from the abdomen. This can result in various symptoms and complications, ranging from mild discomfort to more severe issues such as gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and esophageal ulcers.

Diagnosing hiatus hernia typically involves a combination of medical history assessment, physical examination, and diagnostic tests.

Dr. Y. Krishna Mohan, M.S., Director of Advanced Laparoscopy and Bariatric Surgery, oversees these transformational therapies. With over 15 years of experience, Dr. Mohan brings a wealth of knowledge to the area, specializing in the complex world of Hiatus Hernia. 

Types Of Hiatus Hernia

Sliding Hiatus Hernia

Sliding hiatus hernias are  approximately 95% of all hiatus hernias.In a sliding hernia, the junction of the esophagus and stomach, known as  gastroesophageal junction (GEJ), and a portion of the stomach slide or protrude upward through the esophageal hiatus (an opening in the diaphragm).
This type of hernia typically moves in and out of the chest cavity

Paraesophageal (Rolling) Hiatus Hernia

Paraesophageal hernias are less common but can be more concerning as they involve a portion of the stomach moving upward through the hiatus beside the esophagus.
In a paraesophageal hernia, a portion of the stomach remains in its normal position below the diaphragm, while another part protrudes through the hiatus next to the esophagus, creating a “rolling” or “rolling-type” hernia.

Frequently Asked Questions

A hiatus hernia occurs when part of the stomach protrudes through the diaphragm into the chest cavity. It may be caused by weakening of the diaphragm muscles or increased pressure in the abdomen.

Symptoms may include heartburn, chest pain, difficulty swallowing, regurgitation of food or acid, and belching.

Diagnosis is typically made through a combination of medical history, physical examination, and diagnostic tests such as endoscopy, barium swallow, or imaging studies.

Treatment may include lifestyle changes (such as weight loss and avoiding trigger foods), medications to reduce acid reflux, and in severe cases. repair.

Yes, many hiatus hernias can be managed with lifestyle modifications and medications to control symptoms.

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