I just found I have a hiatal hernia that involves my entire stomach and part of my intestine (as high as my right shoulder). I went to a consult yesterday with a surgeon who admitted never having performed surgery or having seen this bad of a hernia. I have no confidence in this individual and will need a second opinion. This time I am hoping to find someone who won't scare me and will be able to say they can do this successfully. Does anyone have a similar story to share and how do I even look for someone with this kind of experience?