About Us

Dr. Grandhige’s objective at the Tampa Bay Reflux Institute is to accurately diagnose normal and atypical Gastro-Esophageal Reflux Disease patients using a streamlined process. Dr. Grandhige has spent over a decade treating patients with GERD and hiatal hernias. Tampa Bay Reflux Institute is at the forefront of treating this problem, having successfully treated thousands of reflux patients. By providing several therapy alternatives, we are able to personalize the most effective treatment to each individual patient.

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Our Approach to Treatment

We are aware that the only way to successfully cure gastro-esophageal reflux disease (GERD) and provide patients with long-term symptom relief is to address the underlying cause of the condition. Through a detailed workup, Dr. Grandhige assesses every part of your anatomy to understand what is the root cause in your particular case. The root causes can include a weak lower esophageal sphincter, hiatal hernia, weak esophagus or slow stomach (gastroparesis). Based on his assessment, Dr. Grandhige is able to address your specific underlying cause through various medication and anti-reflux surgical options.

Dr. Grandhige is happy to be recognized among the top reflux surgeons in Florida and one of the busiest Linx surgeons in the entire country. He participates nationally in research studies and committees to further the treatment of GERD patients. He evaluates and treats over 600 reflux patients a year. Minimally invasive surgical procedures have been perfected over the course of several decades, and he has spent that time honing them. We have made it our aim to inform patients about the factors that can lead to GERD as well as the risks associated with the usage of drugs such as PPIs for the purpose of treatment. As a consequence of this, when our patients leave their first consultation with us, they do so with the understanding that they have been educated about their condition, that they are empowered to make the best treatment decision for their unique requirements, and that they are inspired to reclaim their lives from the effects of their GERD symptoms.


Tampa Bay Reflux Institute was founded by Dr. Gopal Grandhige. Raised in Warner Robins, Georgia, obtaining his bachelors at The Johns Hopkins University and his MD from the University of Michigan- Ann Arbor, he first moved to Tampa in 2009 after completing his general surgery residency and fellowship in Minimally Invasive Surgery at Yale New Haven Hospital. He founded Tampa Bay Reflux Center at that time and brought the latest reflux procedures to the Tampa Bay area including the TIF procedure (EsophyX) and the LINX procedure. In 2022, he decided to solely focus on his passion for treating foregut disorders (esophagus, stomach and duodenum) and founded Tampa Bay Reflux Institute near his home in South Tampa where he lives with his husband, Darin Bahl (owner of Tailored Twig) and his three pooches, Buster a 20lb mix, Wentworth the GSP and Shadrach the great dane. By having the opportunity to focus narrowly on that which he loves and is passionate about, he is happy to be able to provide a streamlined, concierge experience to his patients.

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