Is Your Hiatal Hernia Causing Acid Reflux?

Depending on the size of the hiatal hernia and severity of acid reflux, your GERD surgeon may suggest undergoing a procedure known as Nissen fundoplication. [Read more]

Hernias may cause GERD

A hiatal hernia is commonly caused by weak tissues and muscles surrounding the diaphragm, causing part of the stomach to slide into the chest through an opening in the diaphragm, called the hiatus. The majority of people that have a hiatal hernia do not experience any symptoms. However heartburn can often be an indication of a hiatal hernia, especially if the pain occurs after eating or at night in bed. [Read more]