Hiatal Hernia: Causes & Symptoms




Dr. Michael Gonzalez Ramos, General Surgeon with Baptist Health South Florida, explains with a graphic how a hiatal hernia is caused and how it looks like.

He explains this type of hernia is more complicated because it can’t usually be seen on the outside. It occurs in the diaphragm.

Hiatal hernia is very painful, patients get chest pain, reflux and heartburn. This hernia affects quality of life and patients should be referred to a surgeon for evaluation.
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