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Upper Gastrointestinal Surgery

Referring via Choose & Book

Use Choose & Book for:

  • Routine patients: these should always be referred via the Choose & Book system.
  • Urgent patients: all urgent referrals should now go through Choose & Book, rather than being faxed to the department.

2 Week Wait patients

2 Week Wait patients should preferably be faxed to the 2 Week Wait Bureau as all referrals are triaged to ensure they are booked into the most appropriate clinic as soon as possible.

Referring direct

If the patient has chosen to use the John Radcliffe Hospital and the complaint is either General Surgery, Vascular or Gastro, send a letter via the post to:

  • Consultant (if known) or specialty
    John Radcliffe Hospital
    Headley Way
    Oxford OX3 9DU
  • Alternatively fax to: 01865 851173.

Common conditions

  • Common conditions treated in Upper Gastrointestinal Surgery are:
  • abdominal wall herniae (according to Lavender statement)
  • gallstones
  • gastroesophageal reflux disease (Mr Maynard / Mr Marshall)
  • dysphagia (Mr Maynard / Mr Marshall)
  • oesophageal motility disorders (Mr Maynard / Mr Marshall)
  • oesophagogastric cancer (Mr Maynard / Mr Marshall)
  • benign oesophagogastric disorders (Mr Maynard / Mr Marshall)
  • pancreatic disease (Mr Soonawalla / Prof Friend)
  • obstructive jaundice (Mr Soonawalla / Prof Friend)
  • pancreatic / biliary / liver malignancy (Mr Soonawalla / Prof Friend)
  • benign hepatobiliary disease (Mr Soonawalla / Prof Friend).

Exclusions from this clinic

  • Lower GI disease / rectal bleeding