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Treatment of Hiatal Hernia (hiatus Hernia)

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Best hospitals and doctors for hiatal hernia (hiatus hernia) treatment abroad

The selection of doctors and clinics is carried out on the basis of annual qualification reports. The main selection criterion is the number of operations or procedures performed. It takes into account experience, reputation in the medical society, the availability of quality certificates and high specialization in a certain field.

Cost for treatment

Hiatal hernia diagnosis
 from  1485
Nissen fundoplication for hiatal hernia
 from  9319
General therapeutic rehabilitation
 from  565.57

Hospital Sachsenhausen - Academic Hospital of the University of Frankfurt am Main

10/10
location_onGermany, Frankfurt am Main

Department of Surgery, Endocrine Surgery, Bariatric Surgery

The Hospital Sachsenhausen - Academic Hospital of the University of Frankfurt am Main was founded in 1985 by the world-famous professor Dr. Carl von Noorden and Dr. Edouard Lampe. At that time it was Germany's first medical institution specializing in the treatment of diabetes. The hospital offers services in the field
Hiatal hernia diagnosis
1640
Nissen fundoplication for hiatal hernia
13589

Academic Hospital Brothers of Charity Munich

10/10
location_onGermany, Munich

Department of General and Abdominal Surgery

According to the Focus magazine, the Academic Hospital Brothers of Charity Munich ranks among the top German hospitals in the Federal State of Bavaria! The hospital is a modern medical facility with the highest level of medical care and long traditions. The hospital operates on the basis of the Technical University of Munich and
Hiatal hernia diagnosis
1714
Nissen fundoplication for hiatal hernia
11397

University Hospital of Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich

10/10
location_onGermany, Munich

Department of General, Abdominal and Transplant Surgery

According to the Focus magazine, the University Hospital of Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich is regularly ranked among the best medical institutions in Germany! The hospital is the largest multidisciplinary medical facility, as well as a leading research and training center in Germany and Europe. The hospital is proud of i
Hiatal hernia diagnosis
1936
Nissen fundoplication for hiatal hernia
13346

Charite University Hospital Berlin

9/10
location_onGermany, Berlin

Department of General, Abdominal and Vascular Surgery

According to the authoritative Focus magazine, the Charite University Hospital Berlin occupies the first place in the rating of the top German medical facilities! The hospital is one of the largest and leading university medical complexes in Europe. The hospital in Germany provides modern diagnostics and treatment of patients, a
Hiatal hernia diagnosis
2415
Nissen fundoplication for hiatal hernia
17783

University Hospital Ulm

8.7/10
location_onGermany, Ulm

Department of General and Abdominal Surgery

The University Hospital Ulm started its activities 35 years ago and during this time it has become one of the most prestigious medical institutions in Europe. The hospital is famous for its numerous discoveries and the world-class achievements in medicine and pharmaceuticals. The medical facility has 29 specialized departments a
Hiatal hernia diagnosis
1929
Nissen fundoplication for hiatal hernia
12911

Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center

9.9/10
location_onIsrael, Tel Aviv

Department of General Surgery

The Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center is the second largest and one of the most advanced healthcare and research facilities in Israel. It began its work in 1961, but it is still popular among the local population and attracts thousands of international patients. The multidisciplinary medical center covers an area of ​​150,000 m&s
Hiatal hernia diagnosis
2010
Nissen fundoplication for hiatal hernia
13390

Medipol Mega University Hospital Istanbul

8/10
location_onTurkey, Istanbul

Department of General Surgery

Medipol Mega University Hospital in Istanbul is the largest, leading hospital in Turkey with a broad range of medical services. Thanks to the highly qualified medical staff, the state-of-the-art medical technology and a special well-being ambience, the Hospital enjoys an excellent reputation in both national and international ar
Hiatal hernia diagnosis
1485
Nissen fundoplication for hiatal hernia
9412

Samsung Medical Center Seoul

9.8/10
location_onSouth Korea, Seoul

Department of Adult and Pediatric General Surgery

The Samsung Medical Center was founded in 1994 and soon won the reputation of a medical facility of presidential standards, which it still preserves today. The hospital has 40 departments, 10 specialized centers and a huge Cancer Center with 655 beds. The medical facility is equipped with advanced equipment (for example, a 32-ch
Hiatal hernia diagnosis
1632
Nissen fundoplication for hiatal hernia
10720

University Hospital Marburg UKGM

8.6/10
location_onGermany, Marburg

Department of Abdominal, Thoracic and Vascular Surgery

The University Hospital Marburg UKGM offers patients modern diagnostics and comprehensive therapy at the international level. As a maximum care hospital, the medical facility specializes in all fields of modern medicine ranging from ophthalmology to traumatology and dentistry. The main areas of specialization of the hospital are
Hiatal hernia diagnosis
1737
Nissen fundoplication for hiatal hernia
11604

University Hospital RWTH Aachen

9.2/10
location_onGermany, Aachen

Department of Adult and Pediatric General, Abdominal, Transplant Surgery

According to the prestigious Focus magazine, the University Hospital RWTH Aachen ranks among the top German hospitals! As a maximum care university medical facility, the hospital guarantees patients first-class medical services combined with a respectful and human attitude. The hospital integrates all the modern options for the
Hiatal hernia diagnosis
2002
Nissen fundoplication for hiatal hernia
13646

University Hospital Heidelberg

9.8/10
location_onGermany, Heidelberg

Department of General, Abdominal and Transplant Surgery

According to the Focus magazine, the University Hospital Heidelberg ranks among the top five hospitals in Germany! The hospital is one of the most advanced and reputable medical institutions not only in Germany, but throughout Europe. There are more than 43 specialized departments and 13 medical institutes, which cover all field
Hiatal hernia diagnosis
0
Nissen fundoplication for hiatal hernia
0

University Hospital Tuebingen

9.2/10
location_onGermany, Tuebingen

Department of General, Abdominal, Adult and Pediatric Transplant Surgery

According to the prestigious medical publication Focus, the University Hospital Tuebingen ranks among the top five German hospitals! The hospital was founded in 1805, therefore it is proud of its long history, unique experience, and outstanding achievements in the field of medical care, as well as research and teaching activitie
Hiatal hernia diagnosis
1913
Nissen fundoplication for hiatal hernia
12778

University Hospital Rechts der Isar Munich

9.8/10
location_onGermany, Munich

Department of Surgery

According to the prestigious FOCUS magazine, the University Hospital Rechts der Isar Munich ranks among the Germany's top medical institutions! Founded in 1834, the hospital combines long traditions and the very latest achievements of modern medicine. The medical facility includes 33 specialized departments, 20 interdiscipli
Hiatal hernia diagnosis
1981
Nissen fundoplication for hiatal hernia
13683

University Hospital Duesseldorf

9.5/10
location_onGermany, Duesseldorf

Department of General, Abdominal and Pediatric Surgery

According to the authoritative Focus magazine, the University Hospital Duesseldorf ranks among the top Germany hospitals! The hospital is an excellent example of a combination of high-quality health care, research and teaching activities. With more than 50,000 inpatients and about 300,000 outpatients every year, the hospital is
Hiatal hernia diagnosis
1885
Nissen fundoplication for hiatal hernia
13347

University Hospital Erlangen

9.1/10
location_onGermany, Erlangen

Department of General and Abdominal Surgery

According to the Focus magazine, the University Hospital Erlangen ranks among the top German medical facilities! The hospital is one of the leading medical facilities in Bavaria and offers the highest level of medical care, which is characterized by the close intertwining of clinical activities with research and training of medi
Hiatal hernia diagnosis
1860
Nissen fundoplication for hiatal hernia
12933

University Hospital Saarland Homburg

9.8/10
location_onGermany, Homburg

Department of General, Abdominal, Vascular and Pediatric Surgery

The University Hospital Saarland is the largest hospital in the city of Homburg and the most important medical facility in the region. The hospital, which currently has 30 specialized departments and 20 institutes, was founded in 1947 and operates on the basis of the Saarland University. The hospital plays a leading role in medi
Hiatal hernia diagnosis
1724
Nissen fundoplication for hiatal hernia
11578

About the disease

Hiatal hernia is a condition when hiatus, a small opening of the diaphragm, protrudes forward. During hiatal hernia stomach pushes forward through this small opening and causes the food and acid go back into esophagus. If hiatal hernia is small in size, it may never manifest itself and not result in any complications. If it is big in size, hernia can cause heartburn because of the acids which are pushed back into esophagus. Hiatal hernia can develop if diaphragm or stomach muscles are weakened. It can happen because of the age or constant pressure on the stomach, which can develop because of heavy lifting or constant coughing. Some people are born with an abnormally large hiatus, thus developing hernia later on in life. Obesity can also contribute to the development of hiatal hernia. It usually occurs after 55 years of age.    

The normal hiatus size is 2 cm. Patients with hiatal hernia can reach in size 4-5 cm. According to American site MedScape, this condition is most common in developed Western countries. 10% of patients, who are diagnosed with this disease, are younger than 40 and 70% are older than 70 years of age, which supports the notion that this disease is always age-related.  

Symptoms

  • Heartburn
  • Pain in the abdomen
  • Feeling of fullness in the stomach at all times
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting with blood
  • Black stool

Diagnosis

  • Blood test is the first diagnostic test for hiatal hernia, as the patients with this condition most often complain of heartburn and abdominal pain.
  • Endoscopy is used to check esophagus and diaphragm for the signs of inflammation. During this procedure doctor inserts small tube, equipped with the light, down the patient`s throat.
  • Barium swallow is the procedure, during which patient drinks special liquid with barium which creates the image of the stomach and diaphragm.     

Treatment

  • Nissen fundoplication is a laparoscopic surgery, during which the upper part of the stomach is wrapped around the lower part of the esophagus and stitched in this place to reinforce the closing function of esophagus. This way stomach stops protruding into the diaphragm and the nutrition process is stabilized.
  • Removal of the hernia sac is another surgical option, during which the hernia is resected and thus the acid does not go back to esophagus. Surgeon can also make the hiatus opening smaller to prevent the formation of new hernia in the future.

Overall, mortality rates for these surgeries are extremely low with the indicators less than 1%, which proves them to be safe and efficient.




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