Gastroenterology Community
What type of doctor do you see for a hernia?
About This Community:

Ask questions on Gastroenterology issues: 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

What type of doctor do you see for a hernia?

I thought it might be a Gastroenterologist but can't seem to find much info.

My husband had one at age 19 and thinks he may have another one now.  

If anyone can help direct me to the proper type of physician that would be wonderful.

Thankyou.
Tags: Hernia
Related Discussions
3 Comments Post a Comment
Blank
Avatar f tn
Your PCP is enough, just by feeling where you think he has it, they can diagnose. Of couse confirm with a ultrasound.
Blank
Avatar n tn
Mine was repaired by a general surgeon.  My PCP referred me to him after a physical exam.
Blank
Avatar n tn
If your insurance allows, go directly to a gastroenterologist, who can diagnose a hernia and refer to a surgeon if necessary.  Two different PCPs treated me for GERD symptoms for more than 10 years and never found my hernia.  When I relocated cities and went directly to a gastroenterologist, she found the hernia right away.  She foundation a paraesophogeal hernia the size of a baseball wrapped around my esophogeus.  The hernia was found during an endoscopy procedure and the size was later confirmed with an upper GI x-ray.  
Blank
Post a Comment
To
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
Gastroenterology Community Resources
Top Digestive Answerers
Avatar m tn
Blank
fntn
MI
168348 tn?1379360675
Blank
ChitChatNine
1340994 tn?1374197577
Blank
Caryopteris
Raleigh, NC
Avatar n tn
Blank
cnoevl21
1530171 tn?1448133193
Blank
TheLightSeeker
London, ON
Avatar m tn
Blank
me_just34