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The initial outcomes of laparoscopic surgery for the hiatal hernia repair: a tertiary center study


Background: The surgical approach to hiatal hernia has changed with the advent of laparoscopic techniques. We sought to evaluate the short-term outcomes of laparoscopic hiatal hernia repair.

Methods: We conducted a cross-sectional study with a retrospective approach of patients receiving laparoscopic hiatal hernia repair from January 2018 to June 2023 at People’s Hospital 115.

Results: In 25 patients included in this study, the male-to-female ratio was 2:1, with a mean age of 46. The types of hiatal hernia included type I (n = 2), III (n = 16), and IV (n = 7). The most common symptoms were epigastric pain (44%), dysphagia (16%), heartburn (25%), vomiting (76%), chest pain (32%), and shortness of breath (20%). Nissen fundoplication was also performed in 19 cases (76%). The median operative time was 130 min, and the median hospital stay was 3 days. No case was converted to open surgery, and minor or major complications occurred in 3 patients (12%).

Conclusion: Laparoscopic repair for hiatal hernia is feasible and safe. The short-term outcomes included early return daily activities, and most patients experienced good to excellent functional and symptomatic results and quality-of-life improvement.


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How to Cite

Huy, N. Q. ., Toan, D. K. ., Hien, T. T. ., Khoa, H. D. D. ., & Hung, M. D. . (2023). The initial outcomes of laparoscopic surgery for the hiatal hernia repair: a tertiary center study. Bali Medical Journal, 13(1), 231–234.




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