Hiatal Hernia (cont.)
- Surgical treatments rarely are necessary or worth the risk unless an emergency exists, such as a strangulated hiatal hernia.
- 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.
Scott H Plantz, MD, FAAEM
Francisco Talavera, PharmD, PhD
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