Hiatal Hernia Surgery in Gulfport, MS

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Hiatal hernias can be a pretty common issue. Hiatal hernias occur when the top portion of your stomach pushes upward through the hiatus and into your thoracic cavity. The hiatus is a small opening in your diaphragm that allows the esophagus, the tube that connects the mouth to the stomach, to pass through. If you find yourself suffering from a hiatal hernia or have horrible heartburn pains which won't go away, help is available. Hiatal hernia surgery is a laparoscopic surgery that can ease troubling symptoms, such as acid reflux and persistent heartburn, and can provide you with the relief you seek. Contact Dr. Donald Balder at Mississippi Institute of Weight Loss & Gulf Coast Aesthetics to request a consultation to determine if hiatal hernia surgery may be beneficial for you.

During your laparoscopic hiatal hernia surgery, you will be placed under general anesthesia. Dr. Balder will make small incisions where the medical instruments will be inserted into your abdomen. The stomach tissue that has protruded upward into the thoracic cavity will be moved back into its proper position below the diaphragm muscle. Dr. Balder will then use stitches to close or narrow the hole in the diaphragm that allowed the hiatal hernia to develop. Finally, he may do a "fundoplication" or wrap a portion of the stomach around the esophagus. This wrap is providing a valve effect to help reduce symptoms of acid reflux.



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Most hiatal hernias do not require surgical intervention, and symptoms can be managed with medication; however, if your hiatal hernia is large or cannot be controlled with medication, you may be a good candidate for surgery. If you suffer from GERD, you are found to have an obstruction, ischemia, or cannot take medication long-term, you may also benefit from hiatal hernia surgery. To learn more about hiatal hernia surgery in the Gulf Coast region of Louisiana, or to determine if hiatal hernia surgery is right for you, contact Mississippi Institute of Weight Loss & Gulf Coast Aesthetics today to request a consultation with Dr. Donald Balder.

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