Can Hiatal Hernias Be Managed without Surgery?

Can Hiatal Hernias Be Managed without Surgery?
Published on, 15 November, 2023. Answered by Dr. Daniel Cichi and Verified by Dr.Galen Team
Patient Question

Hello Doctor,


Is surgery the only option for managing a Hill grade 3 hiatal hernia, or can it be effectively addressed through the use of PPIs (proton pump inhibitors) or lifestyle modifications?


Answered by Dr. Daniel Cichi


Thank you for reaching out to Dr. Galen. Please find the below response to your query.


Surgery may become necessary if the hiatal hernia leads to severe symptoms or is at risk of causing complications. There are several surgical approaches available to address this condition.

It's important to emphasize that not everyone with a hiatal hernia will require surgery; for some individuals, it can be managed through medication or lifestyle adjustments. When contemplating a surgical intervention, it's crucial to carefully weigh the benefits against the potential risks.




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