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.

 

Mr Marco Adamo Gastrointestinal services, Upper Gastrointestinal (GI) Service, UCLH Bariatric Centre for Weight Management and Metabolic Surgery, General surgery
Dr Matthew Banks Gastrointestinal services, Upper Gastrointestinal (GI) Service, Endoscopy Unit
Mr Tom R Kurzawinski Gastrointestinal services, Upper Gastrointestinal (GI) Service, General surgery
Prof Laurence Lovat Gastrointestinal services, Upper Gastrointestinal (GI) Service
Mr Khaled Dawas Gastrointestinal services, Upper Gastrointestinal (GI) Service, General surgery
Mr Borzoueh (Boz) Mohammadi Upper gastrointestinal cancer, Upper Gastrointestinal (GI) Service, General surgery
Dr Rami Sweis Gastrointestinal services, Upper Gastrointestinal (GI) Service, Endoscopy Unit
Dr Rehan Haidry Gastrointestinal services, Upper Gastrointestinal (GI) Service, Endoscopy Unit
Mr Andrew Jenkinson Upper Gastrointestinal (GI) Service, UCLH Bariatric Centre for Weight Management and Metabolic Surgery, General surgery
Mr Arjun Shankar Gastrointestinal services, Upper Gastrointestinal (GI) Service, General surgery
Mr Majid Hashemi Gastrointestinal services, Upper Gastrointestinal (GI) Service, UCLH Bariatric Centre for Weight Management and Metabolic Surgery, General surgery
Prof Muntzer Mughal Upper gastrointestinal cancer, Upper Gastrointestinal (GI) Service
Mr Tarek Ezzat Abdel-Aziz Gastrointestinal services, Upper Gastrointestinal (GI) Service, General surgery

 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@nhs.net

Other information
 
UGI Medicine General manager - Dylan Smiley
 
UGI surgery General manager - William McIntyre
 

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