Dr. Chanu Dasari provides one of the best hiatal hernia repair treatments in the United States. He has provided thousands of minimally invasive hernia repair procedures globally and has earned the reputation of being one of the highest-rated physicians in Las Vegas.
A hiatal hernia occurs when part of your stomach protrudes up and through the diaphragm. A muscle that separates the chest from the abdomen, the diaphragm has a miniscule opening called a hiatus.
Hiatal hernia has two types, a sliding hernia and a paraesophageal hernia. A sliding hernia causes the esophagus and part of your stomach to slide up through the hiatus of the diaphragm. A paraesophageal hernia causes your stomach to squeeze through the hiatus impacting its blood supply. Dr. Dasari’s hiatal hernia repair fixes both of these severe conditions.
Dr. Dasari may recommend a hiatal hernia repair if you are suffering from symptoms associated with hiatal hernia. Indigestion, heartburn, and constant burping are symptoms common with a sliding hiatal hernia and should be investigated and treated immediately. If Dr. Dasari diagnoses a paraesophageal hernia, it will require a repair. Hiatal hernias most commonly occur in people who are obese, women, and individuals over the age of 50.
Dr. Dasari performs minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery for most hiatal hernias. For the procedure, you will be given anesthesia and a sedative. The procedure begins with a few small cuts into the abdomen in order to insert a laparoscope. The laparoscope is a small camera that transmits images to a monitor for Dr. Dasari to see the stomach and return it back to its proper place in the abdomen. Once the stomach is corrected, the camera is immediately removed and the cuts are stitched closed.
After the procedure is done, you are usually allowed to go home on the same day. Dr. Dasari may recommend that you avoid exercises that work your abdominal muscles and avoid heavy lifting.