Sorry to hear you had such a hard time with your last surgery.
Almost everyone has a hiatal hernia of some sort. Not everyone has to have it repaired, only if it gets too large or causes problems.
When they do a Nissen they also fix the hernia, if present, while they are there.
what one really needs to look for is a surgeon who has done this a whole lot of times successfully. And also make sure you have had the right tests to be sure you are a good candidate for this surgery, not everyone is.
Please start your own thread and introduce yourself to the members. You have posted o a 6year old thread.
Nissen 6/06 and 5/09
#3 on 8/24/11