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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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European LINX Users Group and Reflux Meeting, Hamburg Germany

Mr. Saj Wajed attended and chaired one of the sessions of the European LINX Users Groups meeting in Hamburg, Germany, 17th-18th October 2013. The Meeting was hosted by Professors Schopmann and Reigler and attended by Surgeons and Gastro-enterologists from throughout Europe with a special interest in Reflux Disease. Dr John Lipham, from University of Southern California, Los Angeles was invited as a guest speaker, and shared the current North American experience. He reported that now FDA approval  had been achieved, it was expected that there would be in the order of 1000 LINX  procedures carried out in the United States
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LINX Preceptorship Meeting

Torax Medical organised a meeting of the leading international surgeons currently performing the LINX procedure. The group included Dr. Thomas Horbach, from Germany, Dr. John Lipham from the United States, and Mr. Saj Wajed from the UK. The meeting was to discuss the finer points of the LINX procedure and discuss how surgeons wishing to offer the LINX procedure should be trained. It was agreed that a programme of Preceptorship would be arranged, where a Preceptor, experienced in the LINX procedure would visit, observe and advise potential Upper GI/Specialist Reflux surgeons to develop a LINX service. Mr. Wajed agreed to
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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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