AMA CPT® Assistant - 2012 Issue 2 (February)

Repair, Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia (Including Fundoplication) (February 2012)

February 2012 pages 3-7 Repair, Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia (Including Fundoplication) A defect or weakening in the diaphragmatic hiatus can lead to various types of herniation of the esophagus, stomach, or both. Because the treatment of hiatal hernia has changed dramatically over the past 10 to 20 years, the classification and treatment of these hernias have undergone a number of changes resulting in improved results for patients with these conditions. Hiatal hernias are currently described by type. A Type 1 hiatal hernia is a sliding hiatal hernia that occurs when the gastroesophageal (GE) junction migrates into the mediastinum. A Type...

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