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Our team offers minimally invasive surgery to treat patients with a paraesophageal hernia. Surgeons at Stanford are among the nation's most experienced in performing this procedure.
What Is a Paraesophageal Hernia?
In patients with this condition, part of the stomach is found in the chest. Patients with paraesophageal hernias usually complain of abdominal pain and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).
Normal stomach vs Stomach with paraesophageal hernia
Paraesophageal Hernia Treatment: Laparoscopic Surgery
In the past, the surgical correction involved extensive open surgery. At Stanford, our team offers patients laparoscopic paraesophageal hernia repair. During this procedure, we place the stomach in the abdomen and perform a Nissen fundoplication. The entire operation is performed through five small abdominal incisions instead of a large abdominal incision.
Recovering From a Paraesophageal Hernia Surgery
You can resume a diet on the first day after surgery, and you will most likely be discharged within three days.