For Patients and Visitors
What is the Service?
The Upper Gastro-intestinal Surgical Unit is a specialised unit that offers surgery for patients with upper gastro-intestinal tract problems, particularly those of the oesophagus and stomach.
What can I expect from the service?
Upper Gastro-intestinal surgeons are surgeons specialised in the treatment of the oesophagus and stomach. We provide weekly outpatient clinics to assess patients who are referred with a range of upper Gastro-intestinal conditions. Often patients referred to us already have had endoscopy or scans performed. We will arrange further tests if necessary to confirm the diagnosis and offer opinions on treatment. The patients with cancers are discussed in a dedicated Multidisciplinary (Cancer care) Meeting. When surgery is indicated, we will arrange inpatient surgery. Laparoscopic (keyhole) surgery is the usual technique for most conditions. Common conditions treated include gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD), hiatal hernia, stomach ulcers, and benign and malignant tumours of the stomach and oesophagus.
The Upper Gastro-intestinal surgery team includes surgeons, a cancer care coordinator, a liaison nurse and dietitians.
What do I bring/need for my appointment?
Please bring with you/have available the following items:
– A list of all the medicines that you take.
– All the blood test results, imaging reports and films and endoscopy reports .
– The name and clinic address of your current General Practitioner.
To Contact Us:
Phone: 8405 8335
For Health Professionals
Upper Gastro-intestinal surgery provides the comprehensive management of surgical conditions of the oesophagus and stomach.
Common Upper Gastro-intestinal conditions:
- GORD and hiatal hernia
- Gastric and oesophageal tumours- benign and malignant
- Peptic ulcer disease
How to Refer:
All referrals to Northern Health should be sent to:
Fax: 9495 3510
Urgent referral, please contact Upper Gastro-intestinal team on: 03 84052899
- Mr Chek Tog
- Mr Arun Dhir
- Mr David Bird
- Locations offering this service
- Northern Hospital Epping