It shouldn't be up to the patient to decide on the type of surgery! The doc should be doing the deciding- based on the results of all the tests!! You don't just decide you have GERD and therefore you need surgery all by yourself.
Most GERD doesn't need surgery at all. I lived for 30 years with the diagnosis and didn't need an operation. I wouldn't have needed it ever if it hadn't been that I ws in a bad accident that pushed my stomach into my chest. Even then I underwent 4 months of tests before I had my fundoplication.
Check out the threads at the top of the forum! There is a ton of info there about
GERD and the types of surgeries - more than just your 2 choices!