Can I have gastric sleeve surgery if I have a hiatal hernia?

Can I have gastric sleeve surgery if I have a hiatal hernia?

Can I have gastric sleeve surgery if I have a hiatal hernia?

A study published in the journal Surgery suggests repair of hiatal hernia during bariatric surgery appears safe and feasible. Patients who are morbidly obese are at elevated risk for hiatal hernia (HH), with up to 50% having HH that is asymptomatic.

What is a hiatal hernia after gastric sleeve?

A hiatal hernia is the protrusion (or herniation) of the upper part of the stomach into the thorax through a tear or weakness in the diaphragm. Hiatal hernias often result in heartburn but may also cause chest pain or pain with eating. The most common cause is obesity.

What causes hiatus hernia after gastric sleeve?

A hiatus hernia can develop after surgery where the junction between the food pipe (oesophagus) and stomach slides up above the diaphragm into the chest. Hiatus hernias decrease the effectiveness of the valve mechanism that protects against reflux.

Is a gastric sleeve worth it?

Gastric sleeve surgery is permanent and can lead to positive health outcomes for obese people who have struggled with achieving and maintaining weight loss. And overall, gastric sleeve is considered safe when compared to other commonly performed surgeries.

Who is not a candidate for hiatal hernia surgery?

Who Is NOT a Good Candidate for Hernia Repair? You may not be a good candidate if: You have a high risk of surgical complications. You are elderly (hernia repair studies suggest elderly as older than 75 years of age) and your hernia is not causing pain or discomfort.

How do u get hiatal hernia?

Hiatal Hernia Causes Being born with a larger hiatal opening than usual. Injury to the area. Changes in your diaphragm as you age. A rise in pressure in your belly, as from pregnancy, obesity, coughing, lifting something heavy, or straining on the toilet.

How do you know if you have a hernia after gastric sleeve?

Symptoms include hard stools, difficulty passing stools, straining, bloody stools, bloating and abdominal discomfort.

How long do gastric sleeve staples take to heal?

On average, it takes about 2-3 weeks for the incisions to heal and 6-8 weeks for the stomach staple line to heal. After one month, most people can begin a normal exercise routine and are well on the way to being fully recovered.

What’s the average recovery time for hernia surgery?

Most people who have open hernia repair surgery are able to go home the same day. Recovery time is about 3 weeks. You most likely can return to light activity after 3 weeks. Strenuous exercise should wait until after 6 weeks of recovery.