We Are Hiatal Hernia Experts
What is Hiatal Hernia ?
Hernias are protrusions of tissue (usually intestines) through weak spots or tears in the body. While a hernia can occur just about anywhere, the most common hernias are in the inner or outer groin, the belly button, or the stomach. Some hernias are not painful, but some are severely painful and carry the risk of strangulating important blood vessels.
Peak Bariatric performs hernia surgeries including, but not limited to, inguinal (groin area), ventral (abdomen), incisional (caused by unhealed surgical wound), hiatal (diaphragm) and others. Our surgeons perform these procedures minimally invasive whenever possible. This method decreases scarring and recovery times, and minimizes the risk of infection. In many cases, the incisions we make are so small they don’t even require stitches, so you can get back to your normal lives in days, not weeks.
A hiatal hernia is a condition in which the upper part of your stomach bulges through an opening in your diaphragm. It can cause severe acid reflux or GERD symptoms. Often, these symptoms can be treated with medications. Surgery can repair a hiatal hernia by pulling your stomach back into the abdomen and making the opening in the diaphragm smaller. The procedure may also involve surgically reconstructing the esophageal sphincter or removing hernial sacs.
Benefits of Hiatal Hernia
Shorter operation time
Home the same day
Back to normal activities and work in days
Return to regular exercise activity in 3–6 weeks