Gastric Hernia Surgery

What Is Gastric Hernia?

The contraction of the upper part of the stomach towards the midriff is called a hernia of the stomach. A healthy stomach also provides passage through a fairly small hole located in the diaphragm before the junction of the esophagus and stomach. In the herniated stomach, the hole in question expands further and the entrance part of the stomach moves towards the chest cavity. Small-scale stomach hernias do not pose a problem and are difficult to spot. There are also quite low probability of giving symptoms of stomach hernia. It is not clear if a disease or control of the digestive – stomach canal and stomach is not provided. But large-scale stomach hernias are not like that. In terms of stomach hernia symptoms, it has quite a number of symptoms and large-scale complaints. The most obvious problems are that the nutrients consumed escape from the stomach back into the esophagus, and stomach acid also returns to the esophagus. Burning in the stomach, difficulty swallowing, frequent and short breathing, bad breath are other symptoms.


How Is Gastric Hernia Surgery Performed?

Gastric hernia problem – problems are fully detected by endoscopic imaging. With the contribution of the anesthesiologist to the patient, the appropriate anesthetic dose adjustment is made based on his age – gender – height and other criteria. Surgery is performed using laparoscopic (closed surgery) method. Surgical cuts of minimal size in the abdominal area are removed and advanced to the stomach accompanied by an Endoscopic Camera. The part of the stomach that has progressed to the chest cavity is pulled back to its former position. In cases where the opening in the diaphragm is also narrowed, synthetic patches are made to this area to prevent the formation of a hernia of the stomach again.


Gastric hernia surgery is terminated within at least 1 to no more than 2 hours. 1 or 2 days stay in the hospital for the necessary follow-up and control after surgery. The patient is then discharged and sent home. A liquid, puréed and solid diet is given and the dietitian is kept under control. The patient returns to normal standards, including work life, no later than 7 days. It is necessary to observe various restrictions, such as sexual abstinence, until the healing phase is complete. There is less pain than in many surgical methods. In addition, since the closed surgery method is applied, there are almost no possible surgical scars. Before surgery, if the patient uses drugs with blood-thinning properties, he should leave at least 7 days in advance. In addition, if you have smoking – alcohol habits, you should quit in this process. Surgical cuts range from 0.5 mm to 1 cm.