Archives for LINX

Four Years of LINX Surgery in Exeter

The South West Reflux Team recently completed four successful years of providing LINX anti-reflux surgery  in Exeter. Lead by Specialist Upper GI Surgeon Saj Wajed, the group now has the UK’s largest experience in this procedure, and have supported other centres in establishing a similar service.
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South West Reflux in Partnership with UK Specialist Group

SouthWest Reflux are delighted to be a founding partner in the newly formed UK specialist group RefluxUK. This brings together a multi-disciplinary team of dedicated Reflux experts from around the country, including surgeons, physicians, scientists and allied health professionals. The Group aim to collectively offer the very best holistic care for patients with Reflux Disease and related conditions.
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Advanced 1.5T LINX Reflux Management System available in Exeter

South West Reflux is pleased to announce that the latest LINX Reflux Management LXM models are now in routine use for all patients undergoing surgery in Exeter. The LXM device is MR conditional in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) systems of up to 1.5 Tesla (1.5T), and represents a considerable advance in technology. This offers greater versatility in the definitive treatment for patients suffering with gastro-oesophageal reflux disease.
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UK Reflux Interest Group Meeting 2015

Leading specialists gathered in Windsor last week at the Annual Meeting of the UK Reflux Interest Group. Saj Wajed chaired the discussions which included the current experience of the LINX system and the relationship of reflux with functional gut problems. The Group agreed to re-convene at the forthcoming DDF meeting in June and aim to help promote better understanding and management of reflux-related disorders in the UK.
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Exeter Upper GI at ISDE

The Exeter Upper GI team, lead by Saj Wajed and including research fellows James Brewer and Raj Veeramootoo were in force at the recent International Society for Diseases of the Esophagus Meeting, held in Vancouver, Canada with a total of five oral abstract presentations. Subjects included #LINX for #reflux, hiatus hernia and the long-term results of minimally invasive oesophagectomy. World renowned experts, Dr Tom DeMeester and ISDE president Dr Jeff Peters, both former mentors of Saj Wajed were prominent throughout the meeting with several keynote lectures on oesophageal diseases.
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Saj Wajed Preceptors LINX Surgery in London

Saj Wajed was invited by leading London Upper GI Surgeon Mr Ahmed Ahmed to preceptor him for LINX surgery cases which were carried out last week at Imperial College NHS Trust and the Private Cromwell Hospital in West London. LINX is becoming established as a real alternative to standard management of reflux disease, and the number of implanting centres is steadily  rising, making this option available for more sufferers of this chronic condition in the UK.
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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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Debate on Reflux Surgery at the Royal College of Surgeons

The 14th Bill Owen Symposium took place at the Royal College of Surgeons, London on Friday the 4th of April 2014. This proved to be an outstanding event, with international experts  discussing new advances and treatments in oesophago-gastric disease. A lively debate on the “Best Surgery for Reflux Disease” generated much interest. Professor Steven Attwood from Newcastle presented the case for Laparoscopic Nissen Fundoplication, and Mr. Saj Wajed from Exeter countered this with the argument for the novel LINX reflux management system. Although Mr. Wajed  agreed that Nissen Fundoplication was a good operation for reflux disease ,  an operation which he frequently performs, he felt that the
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