Archives for Royal college of surgeons

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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South West Reflux launch new website

South West Reflux are proud to launch our new and completely transformed website and branding.  The site has been built with a clean, modern look and streamlined, responsive user experience, whatever device it is accessed from. The website now features information about our medical expertise & innovation in the treatment of Reflux & Upper Gastro-intestinal conditions and highlights the LINX device – an exciting new innovation aimed at permanently curing reflux disease for NHS and private patients. We have also incorporated a blog and our Facebook, Twitter and Linked In accounts, to keep you informed of news and developments in the treatment of Reflux disease and other Upper Gastro-Intestinal conditions. Our aim was to design a
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LINX procedure presented to ALSGBI

Exeter Upper GI Team present video of novel LINX procedure at the Annual Scientific Meeting of the Association of Laparoscopic Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland (ALSGBI), held at the Royal College of Surgeons, London. A DVD entitled “Laparoscopic Magnetic Bead Augmentation of the Lower Oesophageal Sphincter (LINXTM) for Gastro-oesophageal Reflux Disease”(Chan KE, Brewer JO, Wajed SA) was one of only five video selected for presentation the Scientific Session of the ALSGBI meeting held in London on the 14th -15th of November 2013. The presentation was delivered by Miss Katie Chan on behalf of Mr. Wajed and the Exeter Department
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