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The recommended treatment for hiatal hernia depends on the type of hiatal hernia and symptoms experienced. , No treatment is needed for patients with sliding hiatal hernia if the patient has no symptoms, and the hernia was found incidentally while being investigated for other conditions. Treatment for a patient with GERD symptoms can be classified into:
Patients with a paraoesophageal hiatal hernia would have to undergo surgery to be treated. Even if the patient does not experience any symptoms, surgery may be discussed if the patient is fit. This is due to the risk of complications that can occur with paraoesophageal hiatal hernia.