Emergency Care Centers
HOUSTON METHODIST HOSPITAL
6565 Fannin Street | Houston, Texas 77030
HOUSTON METHODIST ST. JOHN HOSPITAL
18300 St. John Drive | Nassau Bay, Texas 77058
HOUSTON METHODIST ST. CATHERINE HOSPITAL
701 S. Fry Road | Katy, Texas 77450
HOUSTON METHODIST WEST HOSPITAL
18500 Katy Freeway | Houston, Texas 77094
HOUSTON METHODIST SAN JACINTO HOSPITAL
4401 Garth Road | Baytown, Texas 77521
HOUSTON METHODIST SUGAR LAND HOSPITAL
16655 Southwest Freeway | Sugar Land, Texas 77479
HOUSTON METHODIST WILLOWBROOK HOSPITAL
18220 State Highway 249 | Houston, Texas 77070
KIRBY EMERGENCY CARE CENTER
2615 Southwest Freeway Suite 140 | Houston, Texas 77098
VOSS EMERGENCY CARE CENTER
1635 South Voss Road | Houston, Texas 77057
BREAST IMAGING CENTER
2615 Southwest Freeway Suite 110 | Houston, Texas 77098
What is known as a hiatal hernia can attack the digestive system in the diaphragm with an opening where the esophagus and the stomach meet. When the stomach applies pressure to the gap near the diaphragm it causes a hiatal hernia.
This hernia can be either very large or very small and the severity can range from harmless to extreme pain, most commonly: heartburn, belching, chest pain and nausea.
What causes hiatal hernias is unknown but doctors believe that pressure on the abdomen may increase the chance of developing this condition especially if a patient has sustained an injury to the abdominal region of the body.