Can you have a hiatal hernia after gastric bypass?

Can you have a hiatal hernia after gastric bypass?

Can you have a hiatal hernia after gastric bypass?

Background. Gastric bypasses were the most common bariatric surgery for many years, and long-term complications after gastric bypass are known to be relatively common. Symptomatic hiatal hernia (HH) with pouch migration is a less-known complication. However, when these are symptomatic, they require surgical repair.

Can you get a hernia from bariatric surgery?

Some people who have undergone bariatric surgery can be at higher risks for hernias, which are defects, obstructions or holes in the stomach or groin lining. Obesity is a major risk factor for a wound hernia, which is a bulge in the wound after surgery.

How serious is a paraesophageal hernia?

Symptomatic paraesophageal hernias are at higher risk for progressing to incarceration (stomach gets stuck resulting in obstruction) or ischemia (blood supply to the stomach is cut off) resulting in the need for emergency surgery.

What is a paraesophageal hernia?

A paraesophageal hernia occurs when the lower part of the esophagus, the stomach, or other organs move up into the chest. The hiatus is an opening in the diaphragm (a muscle separating the chest from the abdomen) through which organs pass from the chest into the abdomen.

Can hiatal hernias be repaired?

Surgery to repair a hiatal hernia may involve pulling your stomach down into your abdomen and making the opening in your diaphragm smaller or reconstructing an esophageal sphincter. In some cases, hiatal hernia surgery is combined with weight-loss surgery, such as a sleeve gastrectomy.

How can you tell if you have internal hernia?

Computerized tomography (CT) scans are frequently used to diagnose an internal hernia, but an X-ray can also be used when a CT scan is unavailable. In some cases, a laparoscopy, which is a minimally invasive surgical procedure, may be required to determine the severity of the hernia.

How do you fix a paraesophageal hernia?

The surgery for these hernias is often minimally invasive, with small incisions and a camera, either laparoscopically or robotically. In some circumstances, an open surgery with a large incision might be necessary. All paraesophageal hernia surgeries are done under general anesthesia.

How long does paraesophageal hernia surgery take?

Hiatal surgeries can be done with open repairs, laparoscopic repairs, and endoluminal fundoplication. They are all done under general anesthesia and take 2 to 3 hours to complete.

When should I worry about hernia pain?

Seek immediate care if a hernia bulge turns red, purple or dark or if you notice any other signs or symptoms of a strangulated hernia. See your doctor if you have a painful or noticeable bulge in your groin on either side of your pubic bone.

What is a Type 4 paraesophageal hernia?

A type IV paraesophageal hernia is a rare type of hiatal hernia characterized by intrathoracic herniation of abdominal viscera other than the stomach through the diaphragmatic hiatus.

Does a paraesophageal hernia require surgery?

The operation is often minimally invasive (with small incisions), but it may require open surgery.

What happens if hernia bursts?

A strangulated hernia occurs when the blood supply to the herniated tissue has been cut off. This strangulated tissue can release toxins and infection into the bloodstream, which could lead to sepsis or death. Strangulated hernias are medical emergencies.

What is a false hernia?

A false hernia has no hernial sac, the abdominal viscera lying free within the thoracic cavity.

Does a hernia hurt all the time?

Most hernias are not painful. However, sometimes the area around your hernia may be tender and you may feel some sharp twinges or a pulling sensation. As your hernia gets bigger, your pain and discomfort may increase.

What kind of surgery is needed for a paraesophageal hernia?

The laparoscopic repair of large paraesophageal hernias (most of the stomach resides above the diaphragm in the chest cavity) is a complex procedure and should only be attempted by expert laparoscopic surgeons with extensive experience in laparoscopic foregut surgery. During surgery, the stomach is gradually moved back into the abdominal cavity.

Can a gastric bypass cause a hiatal hernia?

Since obesity is believed to be a cause of hiatal hernias, it’s common for gastric bypass and other bariatric patients to actually have a pre-existing hiatal hernia BEFORE they have surgery. It is only discovered during surgery since patients can be asymptomatic as it pertains to their hiatal hernia.

How to repair paraesophageal hernia with CG-surg-92?

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What kind of surgery is needed for Sliding hernias?

For others, surgical repair may be indicated. For paraesophageal hernias and very large sliding hernias, surgical repair may be needed. Various minimally invasive techniques, notably a Nissen Fundoplication, are used to successfully treat these conditions.