Actually I just had the hiatal hernia repair. My symptoms before surgery were shortness of breath,ab tightness,chest tightness,burning sensation in throat,chest pain(occasionally),sinus issues,and chronic cough. Not all symptoms at once but the sob and cough were persistent. I think the shoulder pain is from the gas pumped for the operation but it seems like it's getting better even though I'm on day 5. What symptoms have you experienced?