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Hiatal Hernia Repair

stomach_diagramA hernia occurs when an internal body part bulges into an area it does not belong. A hiatal hernia refers to an opening in the diaphragm allowing the stomach to push up into the chest. This can cause gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). The symptoms may become worse when lying down and resolve with sitting up or walking, allowing the stomach to fall back into the opening of the diaphragm. There are several options for surgical repair of a hiatal hernia, including a Nissen or Toupee. These are often performed laparoscopically, using several small incisions and a camera. The best option for you will be determined by your surgeon after reviewing your medical history and symptoms.



Why Hillcrest General Surgery?

As a part of Hillcrest Baptist Medical Center, Scott & White Healthcare, Hillcrest General Surgery in Waco, Texas strives to provide excellence in patient care through providing comprehensive general surgery services in the Central Texas Area.