NHS Patients

If you wish to be seen through the NHS, then please arrange your GP to send in a letter of referral to the address below, along with copies of any investigations or test results and specialist reviews (gastro-enterologist, surgeons) you may have had done.

Your GP may need to obtain permission from your local health bodies in order to authorise this and any procedures, including LINX that may be performed in Exeter.

Prior to deciding on suitability for LINX or anti-reflux surgery, you should have been investigated with an endoscopy, oesophageal manometry and 24-hour pH study and a contrast swallow X-ray.

The Royal Devon & Exeter Hospital in Devon for South West Reflux NHS patientsNHS patients are seen in clinic at the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital, a modern facility in the Wonford area of Exeter. Telephone consultations can be made by special arrangement.

There is limited on-site parking, and the Hospital can be easily reached by bus, taxi, or park-and-ride.


Referrals can be sent to:

Mr. S. A. Wajed MA, MChir FRCS
Consultant Upper GI Surgeon
Department of Upper GI Surgery
Royal Devon & Exeter Hospital
Barrack Road, Exeter, Devon, EX2 5DW

Tel: 01392 406297 Fax: 01392 406289

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The Exeter Department of Upper GI Surgery is a leading centre for research, teaching and innovation, with close, direct links to the University of Exeter Medical School, and undertakes collaborative studies with other leading Upper GI units in the UK and internationally.

There is a full-time Upper GI Research Fellowship in conjunction with the Institute of Biomedical and Clinical Science, University of Exeter, and a number of visiting clinical and research fellowships available.  For clinicians interested in these programmes, please contact Mr. Wajed at the above address.