Cheri, Thanks for the info about the surgery. You are the only person to mention it. My daughter has suffered for years from hiatal hernia in spite of all the usual measures, even getting an adjustable bed. Prescription meds which helped are being taken off the market because found to be dangerous. She has been judged a good candidate for laparoscopic surgery. Is this what you had done? Sounds as if this has worked, instead of messing around with all these halfway measures.