Dr. Grandhige is known as one of the most experienced foregut and esophageal surgeons in the southeastern United States. When we look at the path that led Dr. Grandhige here it’s easy to stereotype him as a very smart but uninteresting individual. Yet, knowing him, we can honestly say that this is as far from truth as it gets. Read more to learn about his interesting hobbies and aspirations.
Acid reflux affects millions of adults in the United States, and is the reason for billions of dollars being spent on prescription and over-the-counter medications. However, the dangers of GERD reflux medication are numerous, and these medications do not cure GERD, they merely offer temporary relief from symptoms. So, how can you cure your acid-reflux for good? Here are some sustainable acid reflux remedies:
For patients struggling with acid reflux or GERD (gastroesophogeal reflux disease), many doctors will prescribe PPIs (Proton Pump Inhibitors) or recommend over the counter medication such as Tums, Rolaids, Pepcid, or Zantac. However, the ingredients commonly found in PPIs can cause damage if they are used as long-term solutions to reflux. Learn more about exactly what’s inside PPIs:
When it comes to treating gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), the most recommended treatment the LINX® Reflux Management System. The LINX® system, a small, flexible band of magnets enclosed in titanium beads, which is placed around the exterior wall of the LES during a minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery. The outpatient procedure is the newest, most convenient solution to eliminating the symptoms of GERD.
Our Tampa Bay Reflux Center staff is led by two of the most experienced foregut/esophageal surgeons in the southeastern United States – Dr. Grandhige and Dr. Tapper. Although they’re widely renowned for their treatment of GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease), that’s not the only condition we treat here at TBRC. Our surgeons specialize in treating four common digestive conditions: Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease, Laryngopharyngeal Reflux Disease, Achalasia, and Hiatal Hernias.