Alcie is right. My GI gave me two choices.
1. Have the surgery and possibly stop my cough of four years and voice loss (for sometimes weeks)
2. stay on high doses of PPIs and H2 blockers and suffer from constant irritated lungs and vocal cords. Also I was developing polyps from the meds.
To me it was a no brainer. The only surgery choice he gave me was the nissen though. He said the surgeon he used did only Nissens. I decided to get a second opinion. I heard about the EsophyX on the internet. I researched the doctors who do the surgery and found one who was an expert in the EsophyX, Nissen and the Hill. He evaluated me and said I had the option of the Hill to consider. He didn't like the Nissen for me and I couldn't do the EsophyX because of my HH size.
Please research your doctor. Talk to his staff. What sold me on my Surgeon was one of his nurses let him do the surgery on her daughter and had no complaints.