General Surgery

Hiatus Hernia Repair (With High Generation Mesh)

Description:

The most common cause of Hiatus hernia is obesity .The food pipe goes through the hiatus and attaches to the stomach in a hiatal hernia (also called hiatus hernia) the stomach bulges up into the chest through that opening.

Hiatus Hernia results in chest pain or pain with eating and may also cause in heartburn. Hiatus hernia is diagnosed by endoscopy.

If one changes his/her lifestyle then hiatus hernia may be treated such as adjusting eating habits, weight loss and raising the head of the bed.  

Risks of hiatus hernia are:

increased pressure within the abdomen caused by : 

  • Heavy lifting or bending over 
  • Frequent or hard coughing
  • Hard sneezing
  • Violent vomiting
  • Straining
  • Stress

Post operative care:

Diet after Hiatus Hernia Surgery

Add large amount of fluids to your meal that will stretch your stomach .You may also drink fluids between meal as often as you like.

Eat small (six to eight per day) .This will help you consuming more nutrients without causing your stomach to feel full. Take your time while eating , eat slowly. Sit upright while eating and stay upright for 30 minutes after each meal.sit upright for 2 hours after your last meal or snack of the day.

Take small bites and chew your food well to help aid in swallowing and digestion. 

Avoid that food which becomes sticky and difficult to swallow such as crusty breads and sticky, gummy foods, such as bananas, fresh doughy breads, rolls and doughnuts.

To avoid dumping syndrome, consume sweets at the end of your meal . Sweetened beverages move more rapidly and dump quickly into the intestines which can cause cold sweats, cramps, diarrhea, nausea and dizzy spells. 

Hiatus hernia surgery incisions will take about 3 months to heal so avoid exercise, lifting, bending your body twisting during that period. After hiatus hernia weight loss is advised this will help in reducing the pressure on your stomach.