If you’re already having significant pain and GI discomfort from your hiatal hernia
, then you’re probably nearing the time at which you should have it repair
ed, although some additional workup will be necessary
before you undergo an surgery
. I’m assuming you’re already on a strong antacid medication (such as Nexium, Prevacid, Dexilant, etc.) that is not giving you much relief. If not, this is often the first step.