Upper Gastrointestinal (GI) Service  

The Upper GI service provides treatment for, amongst other conditions, oesophageal and gastric cancers as well as for benign conditions (acid reflux and motility disorders). There is close collaboration with the GI physiology and laser centre.

The surgical team comprises of three full time consultant surgeons who work closely with  their medical colleagues.

Conditions treated

  • Oeosphageal cancer
  • Gastric/stomach cancer
  • Benign upper Gastrointestinal conditions including gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD) and achalasia
  • Hiatus hernias
  • Gallstone disease (laparoscopic cholecystectomy)
  • Hernias (open and laparoscopic surgery)

Service performance

Target referrals are around two weeks for cancer
Routine referrals are seen within around six weeks
Surgery normally takes place within approximately six weeks

Patient support services

Patients are supported throughout their treatment by their consultant and a clinical nurse specialist.

Patient aftercare

Patient aftercare will be shared between the hospital and GP. Regular follow-up will be arranged even prior to discharge.

Dr Matthew Banks

Dr Matthew Banks
Consultant

Dr Rehan Haidry
Consultant

Dr Matthew Banks Endoscopy Unit, Gastrointestinal services, Upper Gastrointestinal (GI) Service
Prof Laurence Lovat Endoscopy Unit, Gastrointestinal services, Upper Gastrointestinal (GI) Service
Mr Khaled Dawas Upper gastrointestinal cancer, Gastrointestinal services, Upper Gastrointestinal (GI) Service
Dr Rami Sweis Endoscopy Unit, Gastrointestinal services, Upper Gastrointestinal (GI) Service
Dr Rehan Haidry Endoscopy Unit, Gastrointestinal services, Upper Gastrointestinal (GI) Service
Mr Majid Hashemi Upper gastrointestinal cancer, UCLH Bariatric Centre for Weight Management and Metabolic Surgery , Gastrointestinal services, Upper Gastrointestinal (GI) Service
Prof Muntzer Mughal Upper gastrointestinal cancer, Upper Gastrointestinal (GI) Service

 Contact details

Upper Gastrointestinal (GI) Service
University College Hospital
UCLH contact centre
Ground floor central
250 Euston Road
London, NW1 2PG

Patient enquiries
Telephone: 020 3447 5883

GP enquiries
Telephone: 020 3447 9202
Fax: 020 3447 9217
Email: sandra.boateng@uclh.nhs.uk; UCLH.upperGImedicine@nhs.net; UCLH.upperGIsurgery@nhs.net

Service manager - Dylan Smiley (medicine) / William Mcintyre (surgery)
Email: dylan.smiley@uclh.nhs.uk / william.mcintyre@uclh.nhs.uk

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