Hiatal hernia by laparoscopy
Hiatal hernia is a condition in which part of the stomach sticks upward into the chest through an opening in the diaphragm (the layer of muscle, used in breathing that separates the thorax from the abdomen).
Laparoscopic repair of the hiatal hernia consists of surgical construction of a pressure valve on the oesophageal sphincter to prevent displacement of the stomach.
The surgery takes around one hour and it is performed under general anesthesia. It only needs some little cuts to introduce the medical tools.
BEFORE THE PROCEDURE
Patients should undergo a preliminary test to evaluate the specific characteristics of their intervention.
Furthermore, they must undergo a standard preoperative study that includes blood tests, electrocardiogram, etc.
Also, if they have any chronic illness or regularly take medications, especially anticoagulants, they should inform the surgeon before surgery.
AFTER THE PROCEDURE:
Patients can start walking from the next day after surgery and can gradually recover their daily activities like climbing stairs, driving, working, etc.