A Hiatus Hernia is a type of hernia which occurs inside the body. In this condition, the stomach partially pushes up into the chest by squeezing through an opening (hiatus) in the diaphragm. A diaphragm is a thin, large sheet of muscle separating the chest from the abdomen.
A Hiatus Hernia allows stomach contents, particularly stomach acid, to move up into the oesophagus. This normally causes heartburn and other associated problems. When Hiatus Hernia causes chronic heartburn, it is treated laparoscopically. Dr Girish Juneja is renowned for providing the best Hiatus Hernia treatment in Dubai.
A Hiatus Hernia is mainly caused due to weakened muscle tissue which your stomach to push up through your diaphragm. The other causes and risk factors of Hiatus Hernia are:
Small Hiatal hernias show no symptoms. But symptoms of larger Hiatal hernias are:
A hiatal hernia can be diagnosed through a few tests. These tests or procedures include:
The various methods of treatment aim for acid reflux cure, which prevents acids from flowing back into the oesophagus by either preventing reflux into the oesophagus or by reducing the amount of stomach acid produced.
Following a healthy lifestyle may help them. Those people who are suffering from hiatal hernia should avoid alcohol, caffeinated drinks, chocolate, and foods that increase the production of acid. Take smaller means and foods which are fibre-rich.
Our hernia surgery doctor in Dubai first tries to treat the condition with medications as medications can usually relieve its symptoms. But if these treatments fail, it might require surgery.
The abdominal hernia surgery in Dubai is done as laparoscopy. In this surgery, doctors make three to four small incisions into the abdomen; then the doctor will use a laparoscope which will guide him & during the procedure, the stomach is placed into the correct position, and the diaphragm is tightened.
Most people do not experience much pain after laparoscopic surgery, but they may feel discomfort in their abdomen and chest. Sometimes they may feel difficulty in swallowing for a few days post laparoscopy. As this procedure requires a minimum invasion, there are not many risks involved. A person may go home the same day or the next morning. Most people can return to their regular diet after a month of surgery & can stop taking heartburn medications.
Dr Girish Juneha is a well-experienced surgeon who is known for practising advanced laparoscopic surgery in Dubai on local & international patients. Therefore, you can count on him & his surgical team for the best results & safety.