camagu, welcome. Many of us have had either the Nissen or the Hill repair and have been very happy with the outcome. Sillylilly (Caroline) had the Hill, it's performed in the Northwest primarily, Seattle and maybe Portland. I had the Nissen at Cleveland Clinic and while I followed much of what majortom espouses, the fact remained that my LES was failing and nothing I did would stop acid from being refluxed into my esophagus.
You must take the self help measures that are suggested, diet is huge as are the other lifestyle modifications and many can be "cured" by do so. Many, however, have a structural defect, and no amount of medication or lifestyle modifications can fix that structural defect. That is when you need to look at the surgical route.
The path leading to the surgeries is filled with tests, doubts, fear and the recoveries are filled with set-backs doubts, fears, wondering (in other words, this is not a walk in the park and should never be approached as such), but the outcomes are worthwhile. For me it was an end to pulmonary damage, esophageal damage, vocal cord damage, etc. My life has been so much better since the surgery, and should something happen that I would need a re-operation, I would do so.
Find the best surgeon you can, that is the best advice any of us can give you!