Mr SAJ WAJED MA, M Chir, FRCS
CONSULTANT UPPER GI SURGEON
Mr. Saj Wajed is a senior and experienced Consultant Upper GI and General surgeon at the Royal Devon & Exeter and Nuffield Health Exeter Hospitals. He is an Honorary Senior Lecturer in Surgery at the University of Exeter Medical School.
He has a specialist interest in keyhole (laparoscopic) surgery, reflux disease, gallstones and hernia, performing a large volume of procedures relating to these and other Upper GI conditions regularly. He is a recognised expert in these areas and is involved in pioneering surgical innovation, training, teaching and research, including being a National preceptor for the LINX procedure. He has lectured and published extensively.
Mr Wajed has been a Consultant in Exeter since 2004.
His previous training and experience include Lecturer in Surgery at the Royal Free & UCL Medical School; Oesophageal Research Fellow at the Department of Foregut Surgery, University of Southern California working with Professor Tom DeMeester; and Higher Surgical Training in the London Deanery.
Our patients say . . .
My surgery has been more successful than I ever hoped for. From the time I woke up in the theatre recovery are to find I was able to take deep breath. I had not realised that I did not have the freedom to breathe deeply before the surgery. I simply thought that I was unfit as I was unable to exercise comfortably swimming, walking or Pilates. I feel so well and my quality of life has improved beyond any hopes.
Just a fantastic team! Dedicated! Patient priority! Superb in every way! Get checked! Get results! Get a plan! Only one life! Get results!
I would just like to say a huge thank you for the exceptional support I received from you. I’m happy to say I am eating normally again and am totally reflux free. Keep on doing the wonderful job you do.
Thank you very much for operating on my father. Your skills have made a huge impact on Dad and he is visibly much better with his rosy cheeks returning to his face. He is now able to enjoy his farmhouse dinners, much to all our pleasure.
I cannot thank you enough for your great care through my surgery. Great to be able to eat normally.
A quick note to say thank you for my cholecystectomy – absolutely brilliant.
You were so very kind and patient listening to my doubts, and although I know that I had to make the decision myself, you said just enough to enable me to make the right one.
After nearly four years of pain and sickness every time I ate or drank, I can now do both normally without any sign of pain or sickness at all. It has made a tremendous difference to my life.
Thank you very much for operating on me. I am now relishing in the consumption of double cream, pate, cheese and butter a thoroughly enjoying putting my weight back on!
Thank you so very much. Not to be refluxing, having a sore throat and cough and to be able to sleep lying down is wonderful and has given me back a normal life.
His medical training commenced at Caius College, Cambridge in 1986, graduating with a 1st Class Honours degree in Medical Sciences in 1989. He completed his Clinical Studies at Oxford University Medical School, qualifying in 1992. He received the Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons of England in 1996, and was awarded a Master of Surgery degree from the University of Cambridge in 2005 in recognition for research in oesophageal disease.
He is a member of the following organisations
- General Medical Council
- British Medical Association
- Medical Defence Union
- Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland
- Royal College of Surgeons of England
- Association of Upper GI Surgeons
- Association of Laparoscopic Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland
- European Association of Endoscopic Surgeons
- International Society for Diseases of the Esophagus
- UK Reflux Interest Group
- European and British Hernia Societies