The good news is no cancer was found in the biopsy, so that's one less thing I have to worry about. It's most likely caused by a hiatal hernia and long time acid reflux (which I was diagnosed with in the late 1980's). They believe they will be able to access the problem area via the stomach, but if that fails, they'll have to go in via the chest.
They said I'd have until I was on the table to be able to change my mind about the operation, but a possible ruptured esophagus doesn't sit well with me, and I'd like to get this out of the way and not worry about it flaring up every month or two, so I DOUBT I'll change my mind. I'll be "knocked out" anyway, so hopefully I'll have no clue what is going on.