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Hiatal hernia repair - series—Incision

Incision

Overview

While the patient is deep asleep and pain-free (general anesthesia), an incision is made in the abdomen.

Review Date 4/24/2017

Updated by: Michael M. Phillips, MD, Clinical Professor of Medicine, The George Washington University School of Medicine, Washington, DC. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, Brenda Conaway, Editorial Director, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.

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