Hiatal Hernia (cont.)
Medical Treatment for Hiatal Hernia
- Medical treatment for hiatal hernia may include prescription-strength antacids such as lansoprazole (Prevacid), omeprazole (Prilosec), or rabeprazole (Aciphex).
- Surgical treatments rarely are necessary when emergency exists, such as a strangulated hiatal hernia
or agressive conservative therapy has failed.
- Some people don't respond to home care or medical treatment and seek the advice of a general surgeon or thoracic surgeon about the latest options. Various techniques have been tried to fix the defects of hiatal hernia with some success.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 5/7/2014
Scott H Plantz, MD, FAAEM
Francisco Talavera, PharmD, PhD
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