My husband is having Hiatal Hernia surgery in NYC in three weeks; his doctor is doing it laproscopy with robotics - his doctor knows about my husband J Pouch and said he will not go anywhere near the pouch to perform the surgery which will have 5-8 tiny incisions across the stomach; Any one here ever had hiatal hernia surgery with the J pouch? My husband got his J pouch in 1992/93 two stages with Dr. Gelernt and Dr. Gorfine in NYC. He is very nervous about getting the HH surgery and would like any input. His has severe acid reflux and this is the option to fix it as no meds are helping him and the hernia is getting bigger. Thank you.