Mr. Saj Wajed, BM BCh, MA, M. Chir, FRCS (Eng), FRCS (Gen. Surg)
Consultant Upper GI and General Surgeon
Special Interest in Keyhole Surgery
Saj Wajed was appointed as a consultant surgeon in Exeter in 2004. He graduated from Cambridge University
in 1989 with a 1st class Honours degree in Medical Sciences, and completed his clinical studies at
Oxford University Medical School, graduating with the BM BCH degree in 1992.
Following completion of his basic surgical training in London, he was awarded the Fellowship of the
Royal College of Surgeons of England in 1996, after which he commenced the North Thames Higher Surgical
Training Programme in General Surgery.
Between 1999 - 2000 he undertook a clinical research fellowship at the University of Southern California,
Los Angeles, under the supervision of Professor Tom DeMeester, investigating the molecular biology of
oesophageal cancer and aspects of reflux disease. In 2005 he was awarded the Master of Surgery (M. Chir)
by the university of Cambridge in recognition for his original research on DNA methylation in the
pathogenesis of oesophageal adenocarcinoma.
The final years of his training specialised in Upper Gastro-intestinal and Keyhole surgery, including
two-years as Lecturer in Surgery at the Royal Free and UCL Medical School.
Since his appointment in Exeter, he has been pivotal in establishing Exeter as one of Europe's recognised
leading specialist centres for minimally invasive (keyhole) Upper GI Surgery. The unit have pioneered MIO
(minimally invasive oesophagectomy) and run an active research and teaching programme.
Saj Wajed specialises exclusively in Upper GI and General Keyhole surgery, including gallstones,
reflux disease and hernia.
Exeter Oesophago-Gastric Cancer Centre
Information on the unit's research, presentations and publications
Exeter Thoracic & Upper GI Surgery Surgery
Information on the international symposia run from Exeter
Surgery by Keyhole
Saj Wajed's personal website with detailed information on Upper GI conditions and surgery