Hiatal Hernia Treatment
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Understanding Hiatal Hernia
Hiatal hernia is a hernia of the diaphragm, which is the muscle between the chest and abdomen. A hiatal hernia is a condition in which part or all of the stomach can protrude through the diaphragm up into the chest. A hiatal hernia may be associated with acid reflux, also known as gastroesaphogeal reflux disease (GERD).
What is Treatment for Hiatal Hernia?
Treatment for hiatal hernia can be done successfully with a minimally invasive hernia operation. With robot-assisted surgery, the hernia surgeon at Northern Westchester hospital can effectively repair the diaphragm, using the smallest of incisions.
Hiatal Hernia Symptoms
A person with hiatal hernia can be asymptomatic (showing no symptoms), or the person may have any of these symptoms:
- Difficulty swallowing
- Persistent cough
- Shortness of breath
- Acid reflux
Diagnosis of Hiatal Hernia
Robotic Hiatal Hernia Surgery
Using the da Vinci Surgical System®, your thoracic surgeon performs a robotic hernia repair. The da Vinci surgery robot is the most advanced minimally invasive surgery technology, giving the hernia surgeon enhanced visualization and precision to perform the hernia surgery. With da Vinci robotic hernia surgery there is minimal blood-loss, less risk of infection, and quicker recovery.
To learn more about hiatal hernia treatment at NWH Robotic Surgery Program, please contact our staff at 914.666.1766.