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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 Italy already have a well-established LINX service. Exeter in Devon leads the UK experience.
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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, Wajed SA) was one of only five video selected for presentation the Scientific Session of the ALSGBI meeting held in London on the 14th -15th of November 2013. The presentation was delivered by Miss Katie Chan on behalf of Mr. Wajed and the Exeter Department
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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 long discussion about the remarkable advances in keyhole surgery, particularly for Reflux Disease, and how innovation in industry had facilitated this.
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