A hiatal hernia develops when the stomach pushes through the diaphragm and into the chest. A small hiatal hernia can be treated with medication while a large hiatal hernia may require surgery. Our surgeon, Dr. Prasad has the experience and expertise to treat hiatal hernias with successful outcomes.
Causes of Hiatal Hernia
Any of the following factors may cause a hiatal hernia:
- Being born with a large hiatal opening
- Increased pressure on the abdomen due to vomiting, coughing, straining during bowel movements, lifting heavy objects, or exercising
- Extra fluid in the abdomen
- Injury, trauma, or any surgery around the area
Dr. Madhu Prasad has over 30+ years of experience working as a general surgeon and surgical oncologist and providing the highest level of care in Anchorage, Alaska. He believes in providing quality care to patients and their families. Inspired by compassion and humanism, Dr. Prasad and his team work for the well-being of their patients. Click here to know more about him.