Hiatus Hernia (GERD)/ Laparoscopic Fundoplication in Mumbai, India
Hiatus hernia is more commonly seen than it is thought of. It is a type of internal hernia, where the upper part of the stomach bulges or herniates upwards into the chest through an enlarged opening in the diaphragm. Diaphragm is a sheet of muscle that separates the chest from the abdominal cavity. Weak diaphragmatic musculature usually gives rise to a hiatus hernia. Hiatus hernia can also be congenital and seen in young children. It may occur in those who are into vigorous weight lifting, those with severe constipation or those with chronic cough. It is more common in elderly people and those suffering from obesity. Here you will find information about the types of hiatal hernia and laparoscopic hiatus hernia surgery.