I have GERD/Hiatal Hernia and have decided to have the surgery after the new year. I would love to hear from someone who has had the surgery and hear about
their experience and outcome.
I was told at the onset that I was a candidate for the surgery, but opted to try and manage my GERD with medication and lifestyle changes. While this has helped somewhat, I still get two or three episodes a year that I will go for nearly a month with severe heartburn everyday, no matter what I eat or don't eat. I also find that stress is a huge trigger for my symptoms and that is pretty hard to cut out of your life. So I feel that the surgery is my only option.
If you had the surgery or know someone who has, please let me know how it worked.