Reflux Surgeon Spotlight: Dr. Gopal Grandhige

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Reflux Surgeon Spotlight: Dr. Gopal Grandhige

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.

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PPIs: What’s Inside That Purple Pill?

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PPIs: What’s Inside That Purple Pill?

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:

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What Is The LINX® Reflux Management System?

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What Is The LINX® Reflux Management System?

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.

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4 Conditions The Experts At Tampa Bay Reflux Center Treat

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4 Conditions The Experts At Tampa Bay Reflux Center Treat

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.

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