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Question by  Dave (29)

What surgery is done to repair a hiatal hernia?


Answer by  drj84 (37)

A paraesophageal hiatal hernia, is usually treated by attaching the herniated stomach to the abdomen and affix it with sutures. The results of surgical management are generally excellent.


Answer by  jaimesgirl (1055)

If a hiatal hernia is determined to be serious enough to require surgery, the usual approach is to use a meshlike material to wrap around the esophagus to decrease the size of the bulge or hernia. Usually, the treatment is dietary and medicinal, however.

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