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Hi, I have acid reflux and vomit bile most mornings, along with heartburn on and off all day. I have been on 40mg omeprazole for 4 years and it appeared to give some mild relief at first, now it has no effect. I was referred to the hospital as there was nothing else medically to try (we'd tried every combination of the few meds), and was referred for some tests. The results came back that I have a slightly lax lower oesophageal sphincter and a raise DeMeester score, along with a very small hernia.
My gastroenterologist has referred me to the surgeons for consideration for surgery but whilst waiting I'm working myself up over the fact that if they say they won't operate then I'm potentially left to vomit daily and lose my voice so often it makes working life difficult too. I know it's a question only the surgeon can answer 100% but does anyone know the criteria for the surgery on the NHS/whether I would meet it?
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