NGPG’s Heartburn & Swallowing specialists have expertise diagnosing and treating disorders of the esophagus, including hiatal hernia. If you have been diagnosed with a hiatal hernia or you are experiencing symptoms, contact us today.
A hiatal hernia is a protrusion of the stomach or other organs through the esophageal hiatus, an opening in the diaphragm that allows the esophagus to pass from the chest to the abdomen. A hiatal hernia is more likely to present when GERD is diagnosed, but it is not usually the sole cause, and many GERD patients do not have a hiatal hernia.
Diagnosing Hiatal Hernia
NGPG uses the following diagnostic procedures at our Heartburn and Swallowing Centers to diagnose a hiatal hernia and determine a treatment plan:
We offer a variety of treatment options that depend on how large your hiatal hernia is and what other symptoms you present. As a comprehensive practice, we perform diagnostics and surgical procedures in house, enabling Dr. Casey Graybeal to handle your disorder from start to finish, improving care and outcomes.
- For patients with GERD, hiatal hernias can be repaired during laproscoping GERD surgery
- Laparoscopic or robotic hernia repair
Some hiatal hernias are so large that they threaten the stomach with twisting and strangulation. Special techniques for reinforcing the repaired diaphragm make the repair stronger and recurrence of the hernia less likely.
Request an Appointment
To request an appointment with NGPG Heartburn & Swallowing Center, please call us at 770-219-9200 or use the form on this page.