Gastroenterology Community
GE junction above diaphragm
About This Community:

This forum is for questions regarding Gastroenterology issues such as Acid Reflux (GERD), Barretts Esophagus, Colitis, Colon/Bowel Disorders, Crohn's Disease, Diverticulitis/ Diverticulosis, Digestive Disorders and Stomach Pain.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

GE junction above diaphragm

I have a hiatal hernia and test show that 50 - 75% of my stomach is above the diaphragm and that the GE junction is also above the diaphragm.  I am also having acid reflux.  When the GE junction is above the diaphragm does this normally need to be fixed surgically.  If so, what are the complications associated with this surgery?  Look forward to hearing from anyone with any info on this.
Related Discussions
Avatar_f_tn
CalmBreeze, with that amount of stomach above the diaphragm, it's often suggested that surgery is necessary/important. There are side-effects with the surgery, all of which should be fully discussed with your GI doc. Make sure you discuss all the pro's and con's - don't let him brush by them. There will be several things that you will need to adjust to.
Blank
Post a Comment
To
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
Gastroenterology Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
469720_tn?1388149949
Blank
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm-treatable... Blank
Oct 04 by Lee Kirksey, MDBlank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
The 3 Essentials to Ending Emotiona...
Sep 18 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Control Emotional Eating with this ...
Sep 04 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
Top Digestive Answerers
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
CalGal
CA
Avatar_n_tn
Blank
cnoevl21
168348_tn?1379360675
Blank
ChitChatNine
1530171_tn?1418143903
Blank
TheLightSeeker
London, ON
140029_tn?1393301742
Blank
Matthew007
UT
329165_tn?1412685860
Blank
Smiley2000
Australia