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 NNUH. 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 Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary
Dr Richard Tighe Dr Sathish Mogan
Dr Andrew Douds Dr Simon Rushbrook
  Dr Martin Phillips
  Dr Arun Shankar
Dr Syed Alam
Surgeons
Oesophago-Gastric
Mr Michael Lewis
Mr Edward Cheong
Mr Bhaskar Kumar
Ms Loveena Sreedharan
 
Clinical Nurse Specialists

The Clinical 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.

Oesophago-Gastric Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary
Jane Dixon Laura Gale
Angela Longe Lorna Betts
Lorna Betts  
If you need to contact your Oesophago-Gastric Clinical Nurse Specialist, please call 01603 288845 / 01603 288865
If you need to contact your Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Clinical Nurse Specialist, please call 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 key-worker throughout your Oncology treatment providing support and advice.

Oncology Consultants Clinical Nurse Specialist
Dr Tom Roques Charlotte Lo
Dr Daniel Holyoake Contact Number: 01603 288774
MDT Coordinator Patient Pathway Coordinator
Oesophago-Gastric

Sonia Baker       01603 288634

To Be Confirmed
Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary

Helen Lucas       01603 288850

Patient Support Services

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: (to be confirmed)

The Oesophageal Patients Association (OPA)

A national charitable organisation providing support and advice for patients and their families/carers who undergo Surgery for Oesophageal cancer.

Big C Cancer Charity Support and Information Centre

The Big C offers many complimentary therapies, financial and emotional support, and support groups for people affected by all types of cancer.

Macmillan Cancer Support

Macmillan Benefits Advice Service

Local advisors who can give support and information regarding money worries.

Pancreatic Cancer UK

GIST Support UK

Neuroendocrine Cancer UK

Useful information

Cancer Registration: Why it matters and what you need to know.

General Information

Macmillan Support:

Benefits and Financial Support

Oesophago Gastric Specific
Macmillan Support:

Oesophageal Cancer

Stomach Cancer

Oesophagectomy

Your preparation for Gastrectomy. Information for patients and Carers

Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Specific
Macmillan Support:

Pancreatic Cancer

Gall Bladder Cancer

Bile Duct Cancer

Pancreatic Cancer UK:

Pancreatic Enzyme Replacement Therapies

Caring for Someone with Pancreatic Cancer