About acid reflux and hiatus hernia
Acid reflux is when acid from the stomach leaks up into the gullet (oesophagus). This may cause heartburn and other symptoms. A drug which reduces the amount of acid made in your stomach is a common treatment and usually works well. Some people take short courses of medication when symptoms flare up. Some people need long-term daily medication to keep symptoms away.
There is a surgical option of a key-hole procedure to repair your hiatus hernia and to carry out an anti-reflux fundoplication. Mr. Rao would be happy to discuss this with you.