I have chronic gerd and have had a recent endoscopy which showed no precancerous lesions associated with my gerd but have esophagitis. I want to know what should be done for the esophagitis? I am on prevacid 30mg once daily and take it again if the acid reflux gets bad during the night. I have a chronic gergling sound everytime I breathe when laying down and don't know if that will be a problem down the road also. I am scheduled for a 2 or 3 level fusion in two weeks and wonder if any of these symtoms would cause a problem with that. I am aware of the things it takes to make gerd better ie weight loss, carbonated beverages, eating late, head elevated, etc.