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.

Upper gastrointestinal cancer

The upper gastrointestinal cancer unit provides surgical treatment for all cancers of the oesophagus and stomach in the North London Cancer Network. In addition, the unit has vast experience in the management of benign conditions.

The unit is made up of three consultant surgeons, established clinical nurse specialists and an enhanced recovery nurse, as well as a dedicated dietician and ward staff.

The unit has very close links with the oncology department at University College Hospital, and medical and surgical teams in the other North London hospitals.

Conditions treated:

  • Stomach cancer
  • Oesophageal cancer
  • Gastro-intestinal stroma tumours of the upper intestinal tract.

Other contact information

UGI Medicine General manager - Dylan Smiley
uclh.GIMedicineEnquiries@nhs.net

UGI surgery General manager - Jade O’Connell
uclh.gisurgeryenquiries@nhs.net

Address

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

Other referral information

NHS e-Referral Service (formerly Choose and Book referrals)

UCLH service name Choose and book specialty Clinic type
Upper Gastrointestinal medical Service  GI and Liver (Medicine and Surgery) Colorectal Surgery, Endoscopy - see Diagnostic Endoscopy, Hepatology, Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), Lower GI (medical) excl IBD, Oncology (Established Diagnosis)
Upper Gastrointestinal surgical Service GI and Liver (Medicine and Surgery) Colorectal Surgery, Endoscopy - see Diagnostic Endoscopy, Hepatology, Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), Lower GI (medical) excl IBD, Oncology (Established Diagnosis)


Access to patient results
For access to patient Endoscopy results call 020 3456 7022

Tertiary referrals
We accept referals from anywhere in the UK

Referral address

Upper GI service 
UCH Referrals Centre 
University College London Hospitals 
Ground Floor North 
250 Euston Road 
London NW1 2PG 

  • 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)

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