Hello again. Thank you all for your replies. Sorry for the delay. Im in Uk so things may be different I dont know . The first specialist my husband saw , told him surgery was absolutely necessary because the whole stomach was in the chest. He told us it was 'urgent' because if it strangulated , it reduced survival rates significantly . He told us open surgery was necessary in this case because of scar tissue from a previous triple A op, and that he recommended a thoracic surgeon to do it because it was big and tricky ---- he would get things moving.
We waited weeks. Nothing. Then we found out that surgeon had retired without making the necessary requests to get my OH an urgent appointment, so it was just too bad, we had to wait till now , today for one.
This specialist today, was totally laid back. Yes it was huge,already flipped back on itself in the chest cavity, needed doing, but no, it would wait another month or two, yes he fully intends to do it keyhole way-hes done other giants that way, and dont worry, strangulation rarely happens in reality , and even if it did, OH would just come in straight away, have a tube inserted down the oesophagus to deflate stomach, and then a normal hernia op would be carried out. No it wouldnt increase mortality rate. What the heck are you supposed to believe!