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What kind of surgery will help a paraesophegal hiatal hernia? How long is the recovery time?

By March 19, 2010 - 8:31pm
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Generally, paraesophagal hiatal hernia surgery is done laparoscopically, which minimizes the invasiveness of surgery and helps with recovery time. A laparoscope is a very thin instrument with a camera on the end that is inserted into the body through a tiny incision. Other surgical instruments are inserted through other small incisions. Here's some information about it:


Patients who undergo laparoscopic surgery can typically walk around the next day and resume regular activities within a week or two. Web MD says that complete recovery takes two to three weeks, and that heavy lifting needs to be avoided for at least three months.

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March 22, 2010 - 9:50am
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