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Reflux Centre

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Literally millions of people in the UK are reliant on medication to control their reflux symptoms. Unfortunately, for about 30% of people, the effectiveness of medication diminishes over time and their symptoms return.

We understand that the effect of reflux on quality of life can be significant, in severe cases, not to mention the longer-term health risks associated with it. It is a chronic disease and, without effective treatment, is only likely to get worse.

If reflux impacts your everyday life and you need something more than medication to control it, we can help. Working together with RefluxUK, we’ve set up our Reflux Centre to provide expert treatment catered to your needs.

Whether your symptoms are typical – such as heartburn – or more focused in the upper airways, such as laryngo-pharengeal reflux (LPR) symptoms, we can explore safe and effective treatments.

Enquiries & Appointments

Call 020 7467 4344

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Why choose King Edward VII’s Reflux Centre?

At King Edward VII’s Hospital, we understand reflux and how it can affect you both physically and emotionally.

We can guarantee you the highest-quality care, including:

  • A full range of cutting-edge non-surgical and surgical procedures, such as RefluxStop and LINX
  • The latest diagnostic techniques, to get a complete understanding of your reflux
  • Personalised treatment from our multi-disciplinary team of reflux experts – including gastroenterologists, ENT specialists and physiologists – and led by Mr Nick Boyle, one of the leading LINX surgeons in Europe
  • The use of care and treatment pathways developed by RefluxUK that are based on international best practice

Diagnosis and treatment of reflux

The key to effectively treating your reflux is to make an accurate diagnosis. Reflux is a complex condition that requires access to a range of tests. We’ll decide what tests are right for you based on your individual circumstances.

The most commonly used test is the gastroscopy, which enables us to view the stomach and oesophagus. It can indicate the presence of a hiatus hernia or Barrett’s Oesophagus, but is of fairly limited value in identifying the cause of symptoms.

In most cases, you’ll need to complete some further tests for us to get a complete picture of your condition and its causes.

The following list, although not exhaustive, comprises some of the most common tests:

The tests are only as good as the way they are interpreted. We have assembled a multi-disciplinary team of consultants with specialisms in complementary areas, so that we can build a complete picture of your reflux and treatment options.

Meet the Reflux Centre Team

Mr Nicholas Boyle  ›
Special interests include:
Gastro-Oesophageal Reflux (+ 6 more)
Professor Sanjay Purkayastha  ›
Special interests include:
General Surgery (+ 7 more)

Why King Edward VII's Hospital?

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Because our standards are apparent in everything we do…
  • Patient-centred care – placing you at the heart of everything we do
  • Hand-picked consultants– so you can choose from one of the finest specialists in the UK
  • Multidisciplinary approach – working together in specialist teams, deciding on a personalised treatment plan for you
  • Innovative treatments – state-of-the-art medical facilities designed with unparalleled safety and precision in mind
  • Quality and safety – prioritising high quality, safe and effective healthcare, always
  • Charitable work – any surplus we make goes into providing subsidised medical care to Veterans of the Armed Forces.

There is a reason why over 98% of our patients would recommend King Edward VII’s Hospital to family and friends.
Book your consultation today: Call 020 7467 4344