due to acid usually improves with medical treatment and life style modification. Even they recur, this problem is not life threatening. My concern in your case (partner) is due to polyp. Small polyp is again is of not too much concern, only patient should be meeting timely doctor to know whether polyp has not recurred. Large size polyp with pre-cancerous sign is of concern. pre-cancerous sign in polyp is seen in biopsy
of polyp. Symptoms of partner, on occasionally may be due to gastric cancer
. Consult experienced gastroenterolgist for proper evaluation evaluation.
Have a good health