Dr. Anthony Gonzalez, Medical Director of Bariatric Surgery at South Miami Hospital, explains hiatal hernia is a hernia that occurs in the chest; it is in the stomach that moves up into your chest. He also says a hiatal hernia has symptoms such as reflux, strangulation, and difficulty eating.
Dr. Anthony Gonzalez, Medical Director of Bariatric Surgery at South Miami Hospital, explains you have to get surgery immediately when the hernia is strangulated. "If somebody is strangulated in the emergency room and cannot be reduced and pushed back in, you go straight to the operating room." He says you also need surgery if the strangulation is pushed back in.
Dr. Anthony Gonzalez, Medical Director of Bariatric Surgery at South Miami Hospital, says about one million hernias are repaired every year in the United States and they are seen in everyday practice. He explains a hernia is a hole in your abdominal wall or groin where your insides are protruding through that area, and it can be painful.
Dr. Anthony Gonzalez, Medical Director of Bariatric Surgery at South Miami Hospital, says he sees a lot of people with overweight and how it impacts their life. “I see a lot of depression, anxiety, panic attacks, social issues, marriages, friendships. All of the patients have to be adults with their social and psychological issues," he affirms. The diseases related to obesity can be seen in kids too, Dr. Gonzalez says. Diabetes and high blood pressure can be detected in kids ages 14 or above as well. Obesity can also contribute with bullying and discrimination in teens, he adds.
The safest way to lose weight is diet and exercise, but the problem is people canâ€™t continue that plan. They do it for a short period of time and they canâ€™t continue this routine, affirms Dr. Anthony Gonzalez, Medical Director of Bariatric Surgery at South Miami Hospital. He also explains there is a hormonal component with the surgery. “The gastric sleeve removes the hormone that causes hunger in the stomach," he says. Patients can forget to eat, throw up and get angry and irritate after a surgery. Danielle Babadzhanov gives her testimony like a patient