Dr. Steven Fass is an Austin-based physician who is highly skilled in treating hiatal and paraesophageal hernias.
A hernia occurs when an organ pushes into an area where it doesn’t belong.
Hiatal hernias occur when the stomach bulges into the chest via the hiatus, an opening in the diaphragm.
Paraesophageal hernias occur when part of the stomach bulges into the chest next to the esophagus.
Sometimes these hernias produce no symptoms, but other times they cause heartburn and abdominal discomfort. Hernias can usually be resolved by antacids, medications that block acid production, diet changes, or no treatment at all. However, hiatal hernias will occasionally require surgery.
Think you might have a hernia? Dr. Fass is knowledgeable and experienced with hiatal hernia treatment. Fill out the form below or give us a call to at 512.334.1885 to schedule a consultation.