Visitors to Bali are increasingly seeking medical advice on the common condition of hernias. BIMC routinely provides local and overseas patients knowledge and treatment for Type I hernia surgery, Hiatal Hernia, defined as herniation of the stomach into the chest, as the stomach pushes up from the abdomen into the chest cavity.
Herniation occurs through the diaphragmatic esophageal hiatus, which is an opening in the diaphragm through which the esophagus connects to the stomach. Depending on the type, hiatal hernia treatment can range from close observation to minimally invasive surgery.
It’s not clear what causes hiatus hernia, but it may be the result of the diaphragm becoming weak with age, or pressure on the abdomen. The condition can affect anyone but more common in people who are over 50 years of age, overweight and/or pregnant.
Lifestyle advice may include eating smaller, more frequent meals, rather than three large meals a day,avoiding lying down (including going to bed) for three hours after eating or drinking and removing any foods or drinks from your diet that make your symptoms worse. If the issue persists, surgery is recommended.
Surgery treatment for Type I hernia is available at BIMC Hospital, Nusa Dua. We recommend you make an appointment for consultation with our surgeon: firstname.lastname@example.org