Reflux / Hiatus Hernia

Reflux / Hiatus Hernia

Reflux”, or gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD), is a common problem in our society. Hiatus hernia is also a common problem. Not all patients with reflux have a hiatus hernia. Similarly, not all patients with a hiatus hernia have reflux. A person may have symptoms or be diagnosed incidentally with either of these conditions when undergoing tests for other reasons, such as an endoscopy or a CT scan. Some patients may need or choose to have surgery called Laparoscopic hiatus hernia repair and/or fundoplication. Surgical treatment of a hiatus hernia is similar to that for surgery for reflux.

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