Five-Star rating for reflux service

April 23, 2014
Five-Star rating for reflux service

The Royal Devon and Exeter Upper GI team received an excellent five-star commendation from a patient who recently underwent LINX surgery for Reflux Disease, as posted on the NHS Choices website.

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April 11, 2014
Debate on Reflux Surgery at the Royal College of Surgeons

The 14th Bill Owen Symposium took place at the Royal College of Surgeons, London on Friday the 4th of April 2014. This proved to be an outstanding event, with international experts  discussing new advances and treatments in oesophago-gastric disease. A lively debate on the "Best Surgery for Reflux Disease" generated much interest. Professor Steven Attwood from Newcastle presented the […]

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April 7, 2014
Safety analysis of the LINX device

An analysis of the safety profile of the first 1000 patients worldwide to undergo the LINX reflux management system has now been published in the scientific journal Disease of the Esophagus. The study evaluated detailed, prospectively gathered information from the 82 centres throughout the world, including Exeter, which was the first centre in the UK […]

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March 26, 2014
Specialist Reflux Service offering LINX Surgery

The difficult challenge faced by many surgeons to introduce the novel LINX procedure for the management of reflux disease was discussed at a specialist meeting of the UK Reflux Interest Group, Danesfield House, Marlow on the 7th of March, 2014. The meeting was sponsored by Torax Medical, developers of the LINX reflux management system who are keen […]

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March 25, 2014
Saj Wajed Preceptors LINX in Leeds

Saj Wajed was at the Spire Hospital in Leeds on the 1st of March 2014 to Preceptor Mr. Simon Dexter, Consultant Upper GI Surgeon on his first LINX procedures. Exeter leads the UK in the provision of the LINX reflux management system, where it is available both privately, as well as through the NHS.

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February 24, 2014
South West Reflux launch new website

South West Reflux are proud to launch our new and completely transformed website and branding.  The site has been built with a clean, modern look and streamlined, responsive user experience, whatever device it is accessed from. The website now features information about our medical expertise & innovation in the treatment of Reflux & Upper Gastro-intestinal conditions and highlights the LINX […]

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November 24, 2013
Saj Wajed Preceptors in Nantes, France

Mr. Saj Wajed visited the Department of Surgery in Nantes Hospital France, to preceptor Dr. Nicolas Regenet, the first surgeon in France to offer the LINX procedure. It is anticipated that this Unit will now be able to establish a formal LINX service, and that other Hospitals throughout France will soon follow suite. Germany and […]

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November 9, 2013
LINX procedure presented to ALSGBI

Exeter Upper GI Team present video of novel LINX procedure at the Annual Scientific Meeting of the Association of Laparoscopic Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland (ALSGBI), held at the Royal College of Surgeons, London. A DVD entitled “Laparoscopic Magnetic Bead Augmentation of the Lower Oesophageal Sphincter (LINXTM) for Gastro-oesophageal Reflux Disease”(Chan KE, Brewer JO, […]

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October 27, 2013
European LINX Users Group and Reflux Meeting, Hamburg Germany

Mr. Saj Wajed attended and chaired one of the sessions of the European LINX Users Groups meeting in Hamburg, Germany, 17th-18th October 2013. The Meeting was hosted by Professors Schopmann and Reigler and attended by Surgeons and Gastro-enterologists from throughout Europe with a special interest in Reflux Disease. Dr John Lipham, from University of Southern […]

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September 27, 2013
LINX Preceptorship Meeting

Torax Medical organised a meeting of the leading international surgeons currently performing the LINX procedure. The group included Dr. Thomas Horbach, from Germany, Dr. John Lipham from the United States, and Mr. Saj Wajed from the UK. The meeting was to discuss the finer points of the LINX procedure and discuss how surgeons wishing to […]

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July 27, 2013
Saj Wajed meets the Duke

Mr. Saj Wajed, Consultant Upper GI surgeon at the Royal Devon & Exeter and Nuffield Health, Exeter hospital was invited by SRA Developments to meet HRH the Duke of Kent at the opening of their new Research Suite in Ashburton, Devon. SRA manufacture specialist equipment for keyhole surgery. The Duke and Mr. Wajed had a […]

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August 24, 2012
BBC 4 Radio interview

Saj Wajed is interviewed by Dr. Mark Porter on BBC Radio 4 the Health Programme. Listen to Mr Wajed on the radio show (Mr Wajed's interview starts at approximately 11:30 minutes into the show)

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June 24, 2012
First LINX procedure performed in UK on the NHS

Mr. Saj Wajed became the first surgeon in the UK to carry out the Novel LINX procedure for Reflux Disease on the NHS at the Royal Devon & Exeter Hospital. This brought much media attention, a sample of which can be viewed and listened to below. Media links: Watch BBC Spotlight News video clip Listen […]

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