Archives for gastro-oesophageal reflux disease

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 and interpretation of advanced investigations including high resolution manometry, impedance and wireless pH monitoring, all of which are available in Exeter, are essential in being able to establish a diagnosis and optimise management of these challenging conditions.
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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 Congress of the International Society for Disease of the Esophagus (ISDE) in Vancouver, Canada, September 2014.  
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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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