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Sharry | 18:59 Fri 23rd Jun 2017 | Health & Fitness
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Anybody had a hiatus hernia operated on and if so did it work and what was your recovery time.I am also having some stitches put in a weakened valve that lets acid up .I had a ph test which showed i am producing to much acid and although my symptons are not too bad at the moment my consultant said to look in the long term as the hernia will get bigger and the acid could burn my Oesophagus and also i will be able to come off medication.I know its quite a big operation and it does not sound very pleasant so would like to hear from anybody who has had this done x

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Assuming that you'll be having LNF (a form of keyhole surgery) the NHS website gives some guidance about the recovery time:

"After having LNF, you should be able to leave hospital after you've recovered from the effects of the general anaesthetic. This is usually within two to three days. Depending on the type of job you do, you should be able to return to work within three to six weeks.

For the first six weeks after surgery, it's recommended that you only eat soft food, such as mince, mashed potatoes or soup. Avoid eating hard food that could get stuck at the site of the surgery, such as toast, chicken or steak."

http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/Hernia-hiatus/Pages/Treatment.aspx

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