Risks and Complications of hiatal hernia surgery

All surgeries carry risks, including the risk of:

. Bleeding

. Infection

. Injury to internal organs

However, the risk with laparoscopic procedures is lower than with open surgery. It is estimated that laparoscopic repair carries a mortality rate of just 0.57 percent, and open surgery carries a mortality rate of 1.0 to 2.7 percent.

Complications associated with hiatal hernia surgery include:

. Abdominal bloating

. Diarrhea

. Difficulty belching or vomiting

. Difficulty swallowing

. Nausea

. Recurrence of the hernia or reflux

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