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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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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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Safety analysis of the LINX device

An analysis of the safety profile of the first 1000 patients worldwide to undergo the LINX reflux management system has now been published in the scientific journal Disease of the Esophagus. The study evaluated detailed, prospectively gathered information from the 82 centres throughout the world, including Exeter, which was the first centre in the UK to offer this through the National Health Service. The results demonstrate excellent results with a very low complication rate of 0.1%. Long term data regarding the efficacy of LINX, have already been published in the New England Journal of Medicine,  and six-year follow-up in the Journal
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