Hiatal hernia care at Mayo Clinic

Your Mayo Clinic care team

Mayo Clinic's hiatal hernia care team includes doctors trained in digestive diseases (gastroenterologists) and doctors trained in imaging (radiologists). Sometimes, abdominal surgeons and chest surgeons (thoracic surgeons) also are involved. The Esophageal Clinic often participates in care for people with hiatal hernias. These specialists work together to provide exactly the care you need.

Having all of this subspecialized expertise in a single place, focused on you, means that you're not just getting one opinion. Your care is discussed among the team, appointments are scheduled in coordination and highly specialized hiatal hernia experts are all working together to determine what's best for you.

Advanced diagnosis and treatment

Mayo Clinic offers all standard diagnostic tests for hiatal hernias, including contrast-swallow X-rays, endoscopy and manometry. If you have symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux disease, also known as GERD, Mayo Clinic offers a comprehensive evaluation to diagnose your condition, including pH testing and 24-hour impedance pH testing.

Results for all tests are typically available on the same day or within 24 hours. Efficient testing helps the team quickly arrive at a diagnosis. This means your treatment can begin as soon as possible.

If surgery is needed, Mayo Clinic surgeons have experience with minimally invasive procedures. Research indicates that people with large hernias who have laparoscopic surgery performed by experienced surgeons have a lower risk of hernia recurrence.

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Expertise and rankings


Each year, Mayo Clinic doctors diagnose and treat thousands of people who have a hiatal hernia. If surgery is needed, Mayo Clinic specialists have extensive experience performing minimally invasive and open procedures.

Nationally recognized expertise

Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, has been recognized as the best gastroenterology and GI surgery hospital in the nation by U.S. News & World Report in every year since 1990 when the rankings were first established.

Locations, travel and lodging

Mayo Clinic has major campuses in Phoenix and Scottsdale, Arizona; Jacksonville, Florida; and Rochester, Minnesota. The Mayo Clinic Health System has dozens of locations in several states.

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Costs and insurance

Mayo Clinic works with hundreds of insurance companies and is an in-network provider for millions of people.

In most cases, Mayo Clinic doesn't require a physician referral. Some insurers require referrals or may have additional requirements for certain medical care. All appointments are prioritized on the basis of medical need.

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Please contact your insurance company to verify medical coverage and to obtain any needed authorization prior to your visit. Often, your insurer's customer service number is printed on the back of your insurance card.

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Dec. 23, 2023


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