Esophageal Hernia Surgery Risks and Recovery
Hernia is a type of Hiatus hernia. There are two types of hiatal hernia
the sliding and the Para esophageal hernia. In Para esophageal
hernia the stomach protrudes into the chest area and lies near the esophagus
while the gastro esophageal junction
remains intact. This damages the tissues due to the lack of proper blood
with this problem will not experience acid reflux; instead will have severe
chest pain that does not respond to antacids, indigestion, stomach pain,
nausea and vomiting and sometimes will have difficulty in swallowing.
esophageal hernia is a rare form of hernia and takes many years to develop.
However, the cause of Para esophageal hernia is still unknown.
In some cases, genetics or sometimes obesity cause this type of hiatal
hernia. Alteration in the diet and avoiding the food that cause acid reflux
can to some extent curb the problem.
Although these are the symptoms and signs of Para esophageal hernia, this
type of hernia is asymptomatic. People generally feel bloating of the
stomach after a meal. Abdominal discomfort, gas, pain in the esophagus
area, unexplained coughing usually taken lightly could be the sign of
this type of hiatal hernia.
When the hernia becomes constricted or strangulated, the doctor suggests
a surgery to repair the hernia. The doctor need to take a series of tests
to diagnose the problem as the above mentioned symptoms are also related
to acidity, heartburn and also to heart disease.
Laparoscopic surgery is the surgery opted to repair this type of hernia.
This surgery helps in treating the symptoms as well as the strangulation
of the internal parts of this hernia. Small incisions are made and the
laparoscope and the surgical instruments are inserted.
This surgery helps in repositioning the stomach and providing support
for the hiatus.An untreated hernia may cause complications like inflammation,
obstruction in the bowel movements, internal bleeding and death of tissues
Some complications after the surgery is the reoccurrence of the hernia,
failing to succeed in the surgery, causing injury to the nearby tissues
and structures and a rare problem of excessive bleeding.
Therefore, it is necessary that the surgery is done under expert and experienced
surgeons who can perform the operation successfully.
Most of the patients return to their normal routine within four weeks
of the surgery. The diet of the patient should be simple and easily digestible.
Doctors recommend mild exercises to build up the muscle strength.
The incision area should be protected during the activities that give
Finally, it is in the patients hand to ensure safety measures after
the surgery so that the hernia problem does not occur again by having
proper and digestible food and good exercises to keep away from the trouble.