I drink a tea containing this. I think it might contribute to healing. I'm also on the Fast Tract diet, which is low carb and higher protein and fat and was developed for GERD. I still have brief episodes of heartburn, but I can control it with TUMS. But I believe there are people here who have had multiple surgeries, with a better outcome over time. They might not respond to this thread title, so you could start a thread with "second surgery" title if that is what you really want to know.