As with any surgical procedure, there are risks of paraesophageal hernia repair complications. While patients should understand the risks before deciding on surgery, doctors have found laparoscopic paraesophageal hernia repair to be a safe procedure.
Possible Hernia Repair Complications
While rare, these are a few of the hernia repair complications that can occur during or after surgery:
- Organ, tissue and blood vessels injury
- Bleeding and post-operative infection
- Blood clots in the arm or leg (see DVT )
- Burping or vomiting difficulty
- Dysphasia or difficulty swallowing
- Pneumothorax, or excess air around the lungs
To avoid these risks, doctors have continued to research better treatment methods and less-invasive surgical options. Speak with a Florida Hospital physicians about hernia repair complications before choosing to have surgery.