This is something that you should ask a doctor who is familiar with your particular problem and your overall health. A variety of lifestyle, medical, and surgical techniques are used to treat problems linked to too much stomach acid or to stomach acid entering the esophagus, where it doesn’t belong. (A problem with the movement of acid into the esophagus may be diagnosed as GERD.) Not all of the surgical techniques are applicable for every patient’s problem or for their physical state and general health, however. This is why it’s important to get personal advice from a doctor, who is an expert in medical and surgical treatment.