I have run across some articles and research on bariatric surgeons finding hiatal hernias and large paraesophageal hernias (like I have), in their surgical patients. They are doing the hernia repair along with the gastric sleeve bariatric procedure, with positive results. Has anyone ever heard of this before, or has anyone gone through this dual type surgery? Granted, the patients they referred to in the articles were morbidly obese, yet I wondered if this would work for a patient with a lower, though still obese, BMI? Apparently they do not do the nissen fundoplication, with this surgery, and they have found no re-herniation of the stomach. Interesting!