What is Hiatal hernia repair?

Category: Surgeries


When the opening (hiatus) in the muscle between the abdomen and chest is too large, some of the stomach can slip up into the chest cavity causing extreme heartburn. Hiatal hernia repair is surgery to repair a bulging of stomach tissue into the esophagus.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Gastroesophageal reflux disease 7 3
Hiatal hernia 7 1
Inguinal hernia 1 0
Malabsorption 1 0
Swallowing difficulty (dysphagia) 1 0

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations Percentage
Severe 0
Moderate 0
Mild 1
None 2

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Hiatal hernia repair

Side effect Patients Percentage
Acid reflux 1
Indigestion 1
Post-surgical pain 1


Stopped having Hiatal hernia repair

Duration Patients Percentage
Less than 1 month 14
Adherence Evaluations Percentage
Always 2
Usually 0
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 1
Burden Evaluations Percentage
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 0
Not at all hard to take 3
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Hiatal hernia repair.