Yep, my symptoms are all gone! Its still early days, I'm just 2 weeks post op, but signs are good. My surgeon was adamant that this was my only option, or just put up with the symptoms. Like you, I did get a little relief with PPIs for a time, but it never got rid of it completely.
I cant understand why they might not expect it to be effective, if it stops acid from refluxing, its pretty obvious it will stop bile too, isn't it??
Well I do hope you get some resolution soon, its a miserable life with reflux of any kind!