European LINX Users Group and Reflux Meeting, Hamburg Germany

May 1, 2023
Direct Booking now available at Nuffield Exeter

You can now book your appointment directly via the Nuffield Health Exeter Website. A GP referral is not necessary, though if you have one it may be helpful. Please bring along any scans or other reports and medical details you may have.

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January 25, 2021
BSG Campus 2021

Looking forward to presenting and the discussion on the role of oesophageal physiology investigations in selecting patients for anti-reflux surgery at the AGIP session and #BSGCampus. #reflux #GERD Many thanks for the invite @BritSocGastro @functionalgut.

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September 12, 2018
Gallstones and Reflux Study Day

Looking forward to contributing to excellent Upper GI workshop on 13 September 2018 organised by the @TamarFaculty of Royal College of General Practitioners

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November 27, 2017
International Consensus Meeting on Reflux

International Experts on Reflux meeting in Milan this week. Attempting to reach consensus on 23 controversial issues in gastro-oesophageal reflux disease! #reflux #gerd DEF-Brochure-International-meeting-on-GERD

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May 30, 2017
Stretta for Reflux coming to Exeter

It was a great honour to have  been  invited to visit renowned world expert Professor Luca Dughera at the University of Turin last week and observe him perform endoscopic radiofrequency therapy (Stretta). This is a new option for patients with reflux who do not wish to/are unsuitable for medical or surgical therapy. His hospitality and support […]

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May 15, 2017
Rare complex hiatus hernia treated with laparoscopic surgery

Fascinating presentation of type IV para-oesophageal hernia, successfully treated by laparoscopic surgery.

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May 3, 2017
Pancreatic Exocrine Insufficiency Meeting

Exeter Upper GI were delighted to welcome Prof. Munoz from the University Hospital Santiago to chair a study day on Pancreatic Exocrine Insufficiency (PEI). This is a common and serious problem caused by pancreatitis, pancreatic cancer or resectional / bariatric surgery. It can result in malabsorption, malnutrition, morbidity and premature death.

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November 15, 2016
Excellent Exeter Presentations on LINX, Reflux and Gallstones at ALSGBI

Congratulations to Dr Deepali Prakash and Mr Tim Platt for their outstanding presentations on #LINX, #reflux and #gallstones on behalf of the Exeter Upper GI Team @swreflux at the Scientific Meeting of the Association of Laparoscopic Surgeons @ALSGBandI London

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November 10, 2016
Exeter LINX series for #reflux. Presentation @ALSGBandI #ALS2016

Laparoscopic Magnetic Sphincter Augmentation Offers an Effective Alternative Treatment for Gastro-Oesophageal Reflux - Comprehensive two-year follow-up data oral presentation at ALSGBI meeting, London,  11 November 2016.

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November 5, 2016
International Surgical Training Fellowship in Exeter

Congratulations to Mr Chinthaka Wijesurendere who recently completed the second-year of the Royal College of Surgeons International Surgical Training Fellowship with the Upper GI Team in Exeter. Mr Wijesurendere (pictured here to the left of  Clare Marx, PRCS)  has now returned to his native Sri Lanka, where his Exeter experience of advanced laparoscopic reflux and complex Upper GI […]

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July 12, 2016
Four Years of LINX Surgery in Exeter

The South West Reflux Team recently completed four successful years of providing LINX anti-reflux surgery  in Exeter. Lead by Specialist Upper GI Surgeon Saj Wajed, the group now has the UK's largest experience in this procedure, and have supported other centres in establishing a similar service.

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June 13, 2016
South West Reflux in Partnership with UK Specialist Group

South West Reflux are delighted to be a founding partner in the newly formed UK specialist group RefluxUK. This brings together a multi-disciplinary team of dedicated Reflux experts from around the country, including surgeons, physicians, scientists and allied health professionals. The Group aim to collectively offer the very best holistic care for patients with Reflux Disease and related […]

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November 13, 2015
Advanced 1.5T LINX Reflux Management System available in Exeter

South West Reflux is pleased to announce that the latest LINX Reflux Management LXM models are now in routine use for all patients undergoing surgery in Exeter. The LXM device is MR conditional in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) systems of up to 1.5 Tesla (1.5T), and represents a considerable advance in technology. This offers greater versatility in […]

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June 22, 2015
Advances in Clinical Measurement of Gastrointestinal Motility and Function

Exeter Upper GI Surgeon Mr Saj Wajed and Clinical Scientist Theresa Royles were amongst some 180 specialists attending the International Congress for Advances in Clinical Measurement of Gastrointestinal Motility and Function held in Ascona, Switzerland. Considerable progress has been made in the understanding of complex motility disorders involving pharyngeal, laryngeal, oesophageal and gastric function. The use […]

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March 5, 2015
UK Reflux Interest Group Meeting 2015

Leading specialists gathered in Windsor last week at the Annual Meeting of the UK Reflux Interest Group. Saj Wajed chaired the discussions which included the current experience of the LINX system and the relationship of reflux with functional gut problems. The Group agreed to re-convene at the forthcoming DDF meeting in June and aim to help promote […]

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January 26, 2015
Heartburn Cancer Warning

The National "Be Clear on Cancer" Campaign launched today warning about heartburn, a common symptom of reflux, and cancers of the oesophagus and stomach, and urges people to seek specialist medical advice.  A Public Health England  survey reveals that only half of those suffering with persistent heartburn actually see a doctor. The UK has one of the highest incidences of oesophageal cancer […]

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September 30, 2014
Exeter Upper GI at ISDE

The Exeter Upper GI team, lead by Saj Wajed and including research fellows James Brewer and Raj Veeramootoo were in force at the recent International Society for Diseases of the Esophagus Meeting, held in Vancouver, Canada with a total of five oral abstract presentations. Subjects included #LINX for #reflux, hiatus hernia and the long-term results of […]

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September 15, 2014
Anti-Reflux Surgery in Young Adults with Disabilities

Severe reflux is unfortunately a common problem in children and young adults with disabilities, and the management of this condition is extremely challenging. Exeter-based Specialist Reflux and Upper GI Surgeon Saj Wajed will be addressing this issue in a talk at the British Association of Para-enteral Nutrition and Peninsula Intestinal Failure Network  Study Day, on 17 September 2014 […]

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August 11, 2014
Saj Wajed Preceptors LINX Surgery in London

Saj Wajed was invited by leading London Upper GI Surgeon Mr Ahmed Ahmed to preceptor him for LINX surgery cases which were carried out last week at Imperial College NHS Trust and the Private Cromwell Hospital in West London. LINX is becoming established as a real alternative to standard management of reflux disease, and the number of implanting centres is steadily  rising, making […]

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June 27, 2014
Two-years of LINX Surgery for Reflux Disease in Exeter

The Exeter Upper GI Team celebrated the second anniversary of providing LINX surgery for patients suffering with reflux disease. The Unit was one of the first in the UK to offer this service and  have the largest specialist experience in the country. Results so far have been extremely encouraging, and will be presented in detail at the 14th World […]

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June 2, 2014
Biologic mesh in hiatus hernia

The Exeter Upper GI team including Research Fellow James Brewer, Surgical Trainee Paul Mackenzie, and lead by Saj Wajed, were at the European Hernia Society Meeting 2014 held in Edinburgh last week. Recent data, including the select use of biologic mesh in complex para-oesophageal hernia surgery was presented.

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May 27, 2014
South West Reflux launch YouTube channel

View award winning videos on oesophageal and reflux surgery including the LINX procedure, patient testimonials and recent media releases on  YouTube.

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May 14, 2014
LINX reflux surgery in Exeter observed by Doncaster team

Mr. Balachandran, Consultant Upper GI Surgeon from Doncaster, visited Exeter this week to observe  LINX reflux surgery being performed by Mr. Saj Wajed, with a view to developing this service. Exeter is one of only two implanting centres in the UK where this procedure, for gastro-oesophageal reflux disease is available to all patients, NHS or Private.

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May 7, 2014
Early gallbladder surgery could save lives and money

In a study of over 1000 patients with symptomatic gallstones, early keyhole surgery (laparoscopic cholecystectomy) may have prevented serious complications or acute hospital admissions, resulting in potentially major financial savings for the National Health Service. The Exeter Upper GI team which published the findings in the journal Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons recommended long-term investment in permanent solutions, rather […]

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