Before settling on surgery you might want to see if you can reduce the reflux by finding out if you have specific food triggers. Follow all your doctor's directions, like not eating within 3 hours of going to bed, but start keeping a notebook/journal of all your foods, the times you ate, your reactions an hour and 2 hours after eating (if you can tell that you have any symptoms at all).
Apple cider, for me, is a reflux trigger. It does tell the stomach not to produce acid because it is acid itself. Some people swear by it, just not me. (My trigger is sulfite, and cider vinegar has sulfite.)
It'll take maybe even a couple of months to see if you come up with a list of food triggers, and then you will want to break down the meals into ingredients. For me it's not the hamburger, but the condiments and sometimes the bread. I have little trouble with a waffle, but can't take the syrup. .... Then run your list of foods by Google with the words "food intolerances" or "food sensitivities." That's how I found my whole list!
I was able to stop my stomach from refluxing by avoiding my food triggers. Unfortunately I was then in an accident that pushed my stomach into my chest and had to have it anyway. I still avoid the food intolerances and feel lots better. For me, they also trigger my heart and lower gut.
This is not a solution to everyone's reflux problems! It's not a cure for a leaking lower esophageal sphincter! I still had to take Nexium once a day because I had a bad LES! But I got a few years without esophagus irritation before the accident.