Hiatal Hernia

Hiatal HerniaHiatal hernias are most common in people who are over the age 50, those born with an unusually large hiatus, and from pressure on your stomach resulting from injury, lifting, coughing, vomiting, straining or obesity.

Possible signs and symptoms are:

  • Belching
  • Chest or abdominal pain
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Feeling especially full after meals
  • Heartburn
  • Vomiting blood or passing black stools

Self-care measures or medications can usually relieve these symptoms, although a very large hiatal hernia sometimes requires surgery.

Schedule an Appointment

To schedule an appointment for the Silver Cross Endoscopy Center or Advanced Endoscopy Center, call 815-300-7076.

Physicians on Silver Cross Hospital’s Medical Staff have expertise in their areas of practice to meet the needs of patients seeking their care. These physicians are independent practitioners on the Medical Staff and are not the agents or employees of Silver Cross Hospital. They treat patients based upon their independent medical judgment and they bill patients separately for their services.