How to be performed:
The hiatus will be dissected and in case of hiatal hernia, the herniated part of stomach will be taken down to the abdominal cavity, the hiatus will be sutured and closed partially in order to restore the normal size of the hiatus opening, and then, the surgeon will create a new “functional valve” between the esophagus and the stomach to prevent reflux of the acid and bile (non-acidic fluid) from the stomach into the esophagus.
Prevents the acid reflux and then relief the patient from all related symptoms such as heartburn, cough, dysphagia, anemia, and chest pain, as well as stop the harmful acid influence on the esophageal mucosa
Risks & complications:
The main GERD & Hiatal Hernia Surgery are dysphagia, vagal nerve injury, esophagus injury, pneumothorax, and the hemorrhage.
Dr. Weiss with discuss widely the procedure upon your visit.