Once we really started pursuing the surgery option with the testing and medication changes, it was 6 months. It could have been shorter, but I knew that I could not do surgery over the summer or early fall due to family and work commitments, so we were able to space the testing out over that 6-month period.
For me, I had no problem getting in for appointments at the gastroenterologist or surgeon - usually within a week of my phone call. It did take a bit of coordinating for the 2 surgeons and operating room availability - my surgeon of choice has not done many wraps so he had a more experienced surgeon assist him. But that only delayed what I had hoped for as a surgery date by 2 weeks - so that wasn't bad at all. They had me on the operating room schedule before I did the second manometry test.
I think a lot of the timeframe will depend on where you live and what the medical facility you use is like. I didn't use a major city hospital, I used the local community hospital and getting any testing I needed done was easy to schedule - we happen to have a Gastroenterology Institute located within the hospital I use, so I had the best facility in the state located close by.
Good luck doghouse, I know how much you want this. I do hope you get it soon.
Post Edited (HappilyWrapped) : 11/19/2007 5:25:29 AM (GMT-7)