Confusions and myths hovering the Paraaesophageal hernia have always haunted most of the patients because of its mutual symptoms with many other diseases. However, it is primarily caused when the stomach protrudes the diaphragm and goes into the chest. Pretty rational to understand, it could be classified into multiple categories, based on the protrusion and the damage it causes to the surrounding organs.

Although the exact and hardcore cause is unknown but the probability of nurturing a paraesophageal hernia increases with the age and could be caused due to violent coughing, constipation, obesity and other factors that exert tremendous pressure on the chest and abdomen area.



This particular type of hernia could show an array of symptoms, which mainly includes the chronic coughing, heartburn, chest pain, and recursive pneumonia as well.

Once diagnosed, the laparoscopic procedure is the favorite option for both patient and the doctor. It involves the incision at multiple instances and the concept coincides with that of an open surgery where the surgeon has to bring back the herniated organs within their territory and is most likely to use a mesh in order to halt the recurrence.



Laparoscopy is a very safe procedure while treating these rationally delicate organs and has certain advantages over the traditional operating methods.

  • Very little is required to prepare for a laparoscopic surgery except for an eight-hour fasting.
  • It is a very safe method, particularly when it comes to the treatment of an acute hernia because if we go for the traditional and invasive surgery, a slight mishandling could perforate.
  • A paraesophageal hernia is very uncomfortable to handle and it is a nightmare to think about its recurrence. The laparoscopic procedure stunts the likelihood of its recurrence to a great extent.
  • External scarring is diminished significantly because of small incisions.
  • Since the treatment is least invasive, the pain after surgery is considerably trimmed and the recovery gradient is very steep, which means that the patient could return to his normal life pretty soon.
  • The images are displayed on a screen and could be magnified at particular spots to work more precisely at the exact spot, it further decreases the invasiveness and increases the efficiency. This feasibility is not present in an open surgery.
  • You do not have to be captivated in the sophisticated and reserved environment of the hospital for long because the recovery time is less.
  • Since you do not have to undergo a long phase of medicinal dependence, the laparoscopy treatment is very economical as compared with an open surgery.
  • Its least invasive nature allows the other organs to stay safe while the prime target is treated. This is one of the boons of such an incredible precision.
  • The size of incisions is so small that the over-bleeding threat is almost void.
  • The risks of post-operative infections are also reduced due to the small incisions.

Needless to say, laparoscopy had taken over the surgical niche and it has become very easy to address the concerns of the patients who did not prefer to be operated because of the traditional methods and invasive surgeries.


Disclaimer: Information provided in this article is for general knowledge purposes only. It is, in no means, a replacement for your doctor’s advice. Please consult your doctor and surgeon with your particular case for effective treatment and recovery of your condition.