Hernia

Hernia

Service Type
Body

A hernia (hiatal hernia) is a movement of part of the stomach up into the chest cavity. The stomach presses up through a small hole in the diaphragm muscle. The diaphragm is the muscular wall that separates the abdominal cavity from the chest cavity.

Different types of hiatal hernias include:

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