DaDarth, Welcome to HealingWell. I am not at all familiar with Pariet. But, believe me, there are many more tests they can do to see if you qualify to have your esophagus repaired. Are you being treated by a GI physician or your PCP? I can tell you this, they will put you through the wringer, so to speak, before they determine if you are a candidate for the surgery, but if you are, it is well worth it.
Please keep us posted and let us know how you are doing. You sound miserable.