A hiatus hernia is when the upper part of the stomach protrudes into the chest through a tear or weakness in the diaphragm. This booklet describes the surgical procedure as well as recovery, including diet and activity.
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A myotomy is a surgery to relax the ring of muscle in your stomach so that food can pass through properly. This booklet gives you information on how to care yourself after a myotomy surgery. For both types of surgery: Heller Myotomy (laparoscopic) and Per Oral Endoscopic Myotomy or POEM.