My Doc says I need to get this surgery. Meds help my reflux, but don't really control it totally. Doc says it is causing my asthma and now I have "walking pneumonia" and can't seem to get rid of it. Have any of you had surgery for this problem? Any of you doctors out there know how this surgery will affect my trumpet playing, and how my trumpet playing will affect the success of the surgery? How long will I have to be off the horn? Any advice would be very helpful to me in making this decision.