Monthly Archives May 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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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 than short-term fixes to deal with long waiting lists.      
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