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Early gallbladder surgery could save lives and money

In a study of over 1000 patients with symptomatic gallstones, early keyhole surgery (laparoscopic cholecystectomy) may have prevented serious complications or acute hospital admissions, resulting in potentially major financial savings for the National Health Service. The Exeter Upper GI team which published the findings in the journal Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons recommended long-term investment in permanent solutions, rather than short-term fixes to deal with long waiting lists.      
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First LINX procedure performed in UK on the NHS

Mr. Saj Wajed became the first surgeon in the UK to carry out the Novel LINX procedure for Reflux Disease on the NHS at the Royal Devon & Exeter Hospital. This brought much media attention, a sample of which can be viewed and listened to below. Media links: Watch BBC Spotlight News video clip Listen to BBC Radio Devon News feature Real People Magazine article  
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