Despite growing scientific evidence regarding many surgical-technical aspects, the treatment of paraesophageal hiatal hernia remains an extremely controversial topic.
The goal of this initiative is to establish treatment recommendations among international experts in the field via a 2- or 3-step-Delphi survey. We are grateful for the official support of the recently founded European Foregut Society.
In order to narrow down the subject, our survey strictly refers to elective surgery for primary hiatal hernia with paraesophageal component (Skinner classification Types II-VI). Other hiatal hernia types (specifically axial/sliding hernia Type I), emergencies and recurrences are not within the scope of this project.
This actual Round I of the Delphi survey will take about 30 minutes to complete. Please be aware, you may discontinue the survey at any time and continue where you left off if using the same computer and browser.
We are planning to publish our results in a peer-reviewed journal. Participants that complete all rounds will be granted group authorship, which counts as a full co-authorship and is retrievable via PubMed.
To keep momentum going, we would be grateful if you could complete this questionnaire within the next two weeks.
Very best regards and thank you for your cooperation