I am fairly healthy 35 year old male who was recently diagnosed by my Gastro doctor with a bochdalek hernia. I am currently suffering from nausea, diahrea, off/on stomach pain, and feeling off/on faint. My GI ordered a CT scan with barium swallow and iv contrast where they found the bochdalek hernia. What is surgery and post surgery like? What are the risks of having and not having surgery? I am very nervous. I see the surgeon later this week to discuss my scans. All I can find on the internet are case studies and no one with personal experiences writing.