Upper GI

If you have recently been told you have or are suspected of having cancer you will have already met some of the people involved in your care. These health professionals work within a team which is called a specialist Multidisciplinary Team (MDT) which is based at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital. The members of the Upper GI MDT are experts at treating and managing cancer.  They are involved with your investigations, diagnosis and treatment.

Conditions Treated:

Oesophago-Gastric Cancers (OG)

This includes:

  • Oesophagus (gullet)
  • Gastric (stomach)

Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary (HPB) Cancers

This includes:

  • Pancreas
  • Bile duct
  • Gallbladder
  • Duodenum

Staff

Gastroenterologists

Your Consultant will provide you with information about your diagnosis and the diagnostic tests you will have before being referred to other specialist teams for treatment.

Oesophago-Gastric

Dr Richard Tighe

Dr Andrew Douds

Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary

Dr Santish Mogan

Dr Simon Rushbrook

Dr Martin Phillips

Dr Arun Shankar

Dr Syed Alam

Surgeons

Oesophago-Gastric

Mr Michael Lewis

Mr Edwards Cheong

Mr Bhaskar Kumar

Mr Loveena Sredharan

Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary

Surgery is performed at Addenbrookes Hospital in Cambridge. Your Consultant will provide you with information about surgery and continue to monitor your progress during and after surgery.

Clinical Nurse Specialists

The Nurse Specialist Team will be your keyworker from the point of your diagnosis, providing information, advice and support about your diagnosis and treatment. Your keyworker may change depending on your treatment plan.

Oesoophago-Gastric

Jane Dixon

Angela Longe

Lorna Betts

Contact number: 01603 288845 / 01603 288865

Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary

Laura Gale

Lorna Betters

Contact number: 01603 288844

Oncology Team

Your Oncology Team will provide you with information about chemotherapy and radiotherapy treatments and will monitor your progress throughout your treatment. The Oncology Clinical Nurse Specialist will be your keyworker throughout your oncology treatment providing support and advice.

Oncology Consultants

Dr Tom Roques

Dr Daniel Holyoake

Oncology Clinical Nurse Specialist

Charlotte Lo

Contact Number: 01603 288774

MDT Coordinators

Oesophago-Gastric

Sonia Baker – 01603 288634

Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary

Helen Lucas – 01603 288850

Patient Pathway Coordinator

To Be Confirmed

Patient Support Services

Oesophageal Patients Association (OPA)

The OPA is a national charitable organisation providing support and advice for patients and their families/carers who undergo surgery for oesophageal cancer.

There are local patient representatives available to provide support for patients and families/carer before and after surgery. Please contact the Oesophago-Gastric Nurse Specialists for further details.

Local representatives

Tel 0121 704 9860