Archives for Upper GI

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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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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Saj Wajed meets the Duke

Mr. Saj Wajed, Consultant Upper GI surgeon at the Royal Devon & Exeter and Nuffield Health, Exeter hospital was invited by SRA Developments to meet HRH the Duke of Kent at the opening of their new Research Suite in Ashburton, Devon. SRA manufacture specialist equipment for keyhole surgery. The Duke and Mr. Wajed had a long discussion about the remarkable advances in keyhole surgery, particularly for Reflux Disease, and how innovation in industry had facilitated this.
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