Weight loss surgery and Hiatal Hernia repair are two different types of surgery. People who need both surgeries done would typically ask if it could be done simultaneously. Dr. Choi talks about the situation and how he would typically proceed in such circumstances.
Can You Undergo a Haital Hernia and a Weight Loss Surgery at Once?
Another question is, “Can we have hiatal hernia and weight loss surgery at the same time?” and the answer is yes. So what happens is sometimes we might incidentally find that you may have a hiatal hernia, and what we would do is to fix the hernia, then we would proceed either with the gastric bypass or a gastric sleeve. But yes, the answer is that it doesn’t prevent you from having the surgery.