About the Multidisciplinary Team (MDT)

Diagnosis of GORD is complex and correct diagnosis requires experts from different disciplines working together to diagnose and treat a problem. This is called the Multi-Disciplinary Team approach.

In addition to the MDT available in London, RefluxUK has a network of expert surgeons around the country. By working in partnership with these specialists around the country, RefluxUK are able to help patients find the best centre locally to them.

In this section: UK Centres
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Lead Reflux Specialist: Nicholas Boyle
Consultant Upper Gastrointestinal Surgeon

Nicholas Boyle is one of the country’s leading  experts in the surgical management of Gastro-oesophageal reflux disease.  He leads the multidisciplinary team and is the founder of Reflux UK.  He trained at Southampton, St Thomas' and Guy's Hospitals and has holds a consultant post at Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust. He runs his private clinical practice at Harley Street and The Cromwell Hospital in London and The Spire Hospital in Tunbridge Wells.

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Paul Montgomery
Consultant ENT surgeon

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Anthony Hobson
GI Clinical Scientist

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Devinder Bansi
Consultant Gastroenterologist

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David Ashton
Consultant Physician

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Ahmed Ahmed
Consultant Surgeon

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Majid Hashemi
Consultant surgeon

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Lead Reflux Specialist: David Ashton
Consultant Physician

Dr Ashton is recognised as a leading authority on the treatment of obesity and its co-morbidities. He is an independent Consultant Bariatric Physician and Honorary Senior Lecturer in Clinical Epidemiology, Imperial College School of Medicine.  He has a special interest in all aspects of gastro-oesophageal reflux disease. He was a pioneer of the LINX™ anti-reflux system in the UK and have since implanted more than 60 devices.  Around 85% of these patients with severe GORD have experienced either substantial improvement or complete resolution of their reflux symptoms. 

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Lead Reflux Specialist: Saj Wajed
Consultant Upper GI Surgeon

Saj Wajed is a Consultant Upper GI Surgeon at the Royal Devon & Exeter Hospital. He was appointed in 2004, and is the Clinical Lead for the Upper GI Service. He specialises in reflux disease and complex oesophageal disorders, an area of interest which he developed following on from a Research Fellowship under Professor Tom DeMeester at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles between 1999 -2000.

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Lead Reflux Specialist: Simon Dexter
Consultant surgeon

Simon Dexter is a consultant surgeon, specialising in upper gastro-intestinal surgery. His training took him through Leeds, Hong Kong and Japan, and he was appointed to the Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust in 2000. His private practice is based at the Leeds Nuffield and Spire Leeds Hospitals.

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Lead Reflux Specialist: Basil Ammori
Consultant Laparoscopic & Bariatric Surgeon

Consultant Laparoscopic & Bariatric Surgeon at Salford Royal Hospital (NHS) and an Honorary Professor of Hepatobiliary & Bariatric Surgery at The University of Manchester. He leads the bariatric surgery services at Salford Royal Hospital and has expertise in over 5000 laparoscopic procedures. He has a special interest in the management of gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD) and offers the range of laparoscopic procedures for its correction including the fundoplication and the LINX device implantation. He practices privately at the Alexandra Hospital in Cheadle as well as the Spire Hospitals in Manchester and Warrington.

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Lead Reflux Specialist: Grant Fullarton
Associate Professor of Surgery and Consultant Upper GI Surgeon

Lead Consultant Upper Gastrointestinal  (Oesophago-Gastric) Surgeon, West of Scotland Upper GI Surgical Unit based in Glasgow Royal Infirmary providing specialist surgical treatment for both benign and malignant upper GI conditions both locally, regionally and nationally.  Grant's primary surgical interests are in resectional surgery for Oesophago-Gastric Cancer and Laparoscopic Surgery for Gastro-Oesophageal Reflux disease.

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Lead Reflux Specialist: Kenneth Park
General surgeon

Having Trained in Edinburgh, Hong Kong and Aberdeen, I was appointed as a general surgeon at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary in 1994. I have authored two national reports on upper gastrointestinal surgery and published in Journals as diverse as: the New England Journal of Medicine, The Lancet and the Daily Mail. I have advised regionally and nationally on the development of surgical services. I have received a number of awards including: The Autosuture Fellowship to study laparoscopic techniques for anti-reflux surgery in Europe and the USA, the Cuthbertson Medal for my MD thesis and in 2003 the inaugural James IV Professorship by the Royal College of Surgeons in Edinburgh.

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Lead Reflux Specialist: James Catton
Consultant Oesphagogastric surgeon

James Catton is a Consultant Oesphagogastric surgeon based in Nottingham. He was appointed in 2010 to introduction laparoscopic (keyhole) surgery for the treatment of stomach and oesophagus cancer. He is currently the Upper GI cancer lead for Nottingham.

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Lead Reflux Specialist: Paul Montgomery
Consultant ENT surgeon

Paul Montgomery has an outstanding clinical record in ENT surgery with a special interest in Gastro-oesophageal reflux disease. Paul qualified from Leeds medical school in 1984 and had his postgraduate training at Saint Mary's, Saint Bartholomew's and the Royal Marsden, London. He now runs his clinical practice from the Cromwell Hospital in London. 

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Lead Reflux Specialist: Anthony Hobson
GI Clinical Scientist

Anthony Hobson is an internationally renowned consultant clinical scientist specialising in Upper GI Physiology. He has won a number of prestigious awards including the Department of Health and Chief Scientific Officer’s ‘Young Healthcare Scientist’ of the year.Anthony trained in Manchester and gained comprehensive experience in assessing gut function specialising in gastro-oesophageal reflux disease, irritable bowel syndrome, incontinence and constipation.

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Lead Reflux Specialist: Devinder Bansi
Consultant Gastroenterologist

Dr Devinder Bansi is a Harley Street based specialist in therapeutic endoscopy and ERCP, gastrointestinal malignant disease, diarrhoea, dyspepsia and general liver disease.

He qualified from Southampton University Medical School in 1988. After completing professional medical posts in the Wessex region and obtaining his Membership of the Royal College of Physicians (MRCP), Dr Bansi completed his training in gastroenterology and general medicine in 1998 and he was then appointed Consultant Gastroenterologist and Honorary Senior Lecturer in Medicine to the Hammersmith Hospital NHS Trust and Imperial College in 1999.

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Lead Reflux Specialist: Ahmed Ahmed
Consultant Surgeon

Mr Ahmed R Ahmed is a consultant in Gastrointestinal (GI), Bariatric and Laparoscopic Surgery, and Lead surgeon, Department of Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust.  Mr Ahmed has trained in general and upper GI surgery the UK. He has also trained in the United States at Stanford University Medical Centre and at the University of Rochester Medical Centre in New York. Mr Ahmed performs standard anti-reflux surgery as well as the pioneering LINX™ procedure at the Cromwell hospital London. His main areas of expertise are in the fields of laparoscopic upper gastrointestinal surgery in particular the treatment of reflux.  

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Lead Reflux Specialist: Majid Hashemi
Consultant surgeon

Majid Hashemi is a Consultant Surgeon at University College Hospital in London and has over 25 years’ experience as a doctor in the NHS and 14 years as a Specialist NHS Teaching Hospital Consultant. He set up and chaired one of the earliest innovative multidisciplinary teams in bariatric surgery in London. This novel multidisciplinary team approach provided patients with decisions and treatments which were comprehensive, involving input from specialists in a range of disciplines. He takes a similar multidisciplinary approach to all patients with suspected Gastro-oesophageal reflux disease.

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Lead Reflux Specialist: Michael Van den Bossche
General Surgeon

Mr Michael Van den Bossche is a General Surgeon with a special interest in Laparoscopic Surgery. He has a special interest in reflux disease since he started his career. He started doing LINX procedures in 2014.

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Lead Reflux Specialist: Nicholas Boyle
Consultant Upper Gastrointestinal Surgeon

Nicholas Boyle is one of the country’s leading  experts in the surgical management of Gastro-oesophageal reflux disease.  He leads the multidisciplinary team and is the founder of Reflux UK.  He trained at Southampton, St Thomas' and Guy's Hospitals and has holds a consultant post at Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust. He runs his private clinical practice at Harley Street and The Cromwell Hospital in London and The Spire Hospital in Tunbridge Wells.

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Anthony Hobson
GI Clinical Scientist

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Julian Hamann
Consultant ENT and Thyroid Surgeon

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Laurence Maiden
Consultant Gastroenterologist

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Simon Wester
Consultant Respiratory and General Physician

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Lead Reflux Specialist: Anthony Hobson
GI Clinical Scientist

Anthony Hobson is an internationally renowned consultant clinical scientist specialising in Upper GI Physiology. He has won a number of prestigious awards including the Department of Health and Chief Scientific Officer’s ‘Young Healthcare Scientist’ of the year.Anthony trained in Manchester and gained comprehensive experience in assessing gut function specialising in gastro-oesophageal reflux disease, irritable bowel syndrome, incontinence and constipation.

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Lead Reflux Specialist: Julian Hamann
Consultant ENT and Thyroid Surgeon

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Lead Reflux Specialist: Laurence Maiden
Consultant Gastroenterologist

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Lead Reflux Specialist: Simon Wester
Consultant Respiratory and General Physician

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