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Hiatal hernia since a long time, symptoms of LPR. Would I be a candidate of surgery without incision?

I ve had a hiatal hernia since I was 28 yrs. old with no symptoms. I am now 67 yrs. old and I have the symptoms of LPR. Would I be a candidate for the new susrgery without incision and via the mouth that creates a one way valve to keep stomach acid out. I am in good health. And is this surgery available in Pennsylvania, preferably Philadelphia?
Asked On : Fri, 25 Jan 2013
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Thanks for the query

The indications for surgery in hiatus hernia are as follows

1. have failed medical management (inadequate symptom control, severe regurgitation not controlled with acid suppression, or medication side effects)
2. opt for surgery despite successful medical management (due to quality of life considerations, lifelong need for medication intake, expense of medications, etc.)
3. have complications of GERD

Since you are symptoms of LPR you can first discuss with your doctor if you can be managed conservatively if not you can be operated.

I hope I was of help

Answered: Sun, 24 Nov 2013
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