The pancreatobiliary department at UCLH is one of few centres in the UK to provide a patient-centred, comprehensive advanced interventional endoscopy service for diseases of the pancreas and biliary tree.
More than 1,000 pancreatobiliary endoscopies are performed each year for patients across the region, including therapeutic ERCP (endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography) and endoscopic ultrasound. We are among the first centres in the world to use novel techniques like cholangioscopy and are the busiest unit in the UK for this procedure.
We take a multidisciplinary approach to the care of our patients and work closely with clinical nurse specialists to support our patients through their treatment.
What we do - information for GPs
The pancreaticobiliary unit at UCLH is one of the busiest in Europe.
In a typical year we see over 2,500 patients with pancreaticobiliary problems from around the UK and undertake over 800 ERCP and EUS cases.
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- EHL (electrohydraulic lithotripsy)
- Enteral stenting (pylorus, duodenum, colon)
- Lumen apposing metal stent insertion (LAMS) for internal drainage of pancreatic collections, infected gallbladders and for internal biliary drainage following unsuccessful ERCP
- Pancreatic cystgastrostomy
- Endoscopic ampullectomy
- Percutaneous and transhepatic biliary intervention (stenting and drainage)
- Coeliac axis nerve block
- General anaesthetic pancreatobiliary sessions each week
The pancreaticobiliary medicine service has a 30-year history of primary and translational research into the pathogenesis, diagnosis and treatment of pancreatic cancer and benign pancreatic diseases.
UCLH is currently participating in a number of clinical trials. If you wish to find out more information or refer a patient to one of these trials, please contact us via uclh.GIMedicineEnquiries@nhs.net