A doctor referred to as a laparoscopic gastrointestinal surgeon, also known as a gastroenterologist, performs hiatal hernia repair surgery, states the Jackson Clinic. Additionally, this surgery can also be done by a general surgeon on an inpatient basis, explains Jackson Clinic.
Hiatal hernias are caused by the weakening of the muscle tissue around the hiatus, which can happen from a variety of causes, states Jackson Clinic.
Recovery from laparascopic surgery for hiatal hernias can generally take between two and four weeks. A minimally-invasive, hiatal hernia procedure can significantly reduce recovery time, with fewer complications and less scarring, notes Jackson Clinic.