Laparoscopic Hiatal Hernia Repair With Nissein Fundoplication

Laparoscopic Hiatal Hernia Repair with Nissein Fundoplication

Hiatal hernia is a condition which occurs when upper part of the stomach bulges through large muscles and separates chest (diaphragm) and abdomen. The diaphragm of our body has small opening known as hiatus. It is through hiatus food tube passes before connecting it to the stomach. When a person suffers from hiatal hernia, the stomach pushes up that opening and into the chest.

It is believed that hiatal hernia occurs when stomach bulge up through the diaphragm due to weak muscle tissues. Some other causes of the condition are age related changes in diaphragm, person born with unusually large hiatus, intense and persistent pressure on surrounding muscles like vomiting, coughing, bowel movement, etc.

Some of the common symptoms of the condition are:

  • Regurgitation of liquids or food into the mouth
  • Heartburn
  • Chest or abdominal pain
  • Difficulty in swallowing
  • Shortness of breath

In most of the cases, small hiatal hernia does not lead to any problem. However, large hiatal hernia throws back food and acid back into the esophagus and leads to heartburn. Small cases are easy to treat with medications but when presence of large hernia interferes with quality of life and it becomes strangulated, surgery is recommended.

Nissen Fundoplication, Endoluminal Fundoplication and open repairs are three kinds of surgery recommended for treating hiatal hernia. Amongst these, Nissen Fundoplication is regarded as the most successful surgery.

Treating hiatal Hernia with Laparoscopic Nissein Fundoplication

Being regarded as the most common surgery, the procedure makes use of keyhole surgery or laparoscopic repair. It is a minimally invasive surgery in which a surgeon makes few incisions in the abdomen. Then he inserts a thin tube with a camera and light and a laparoscope into the abdomen with the purpose to repair the hernia. Sometimes he also tightens the stomach opening for preventing the chances of hernia arising again.

As compared to other surgery, hiatal hernia surgery has following advantages:

  • Less painful
  • Shorter hospital stay
  • Less risk of infection
  • Faster recovery period

Consultation with Experienced Surgeon is Inevitable

If hiatal hernia does not improve with self-care and medications, it becomes prudent to seek consultation from expert like Dr. Ali Reza. He is a renowned bariatric and laparoscopic surgeon of Dubai, UAE performing different kinds of surgeries on regular basis. He possesses specialized knowledge of treating digestive diseases with laparoscopic surgery.

Before suggesting Nissein Fundoplication for repairing hiatal hernia, he performs a series of tests, analysis the results and accordingly suggest whether a person is good to go with the surgery or not. Along with surgery, he gives clear instructions about the expected results of the surgery, cost involved and steps to follow for post-operative care.

So, if you have a series of questions in your mind with respect to hiatal hernia, plan your visit at clinic now.

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