Upper GI Surgery

 

Upper Gastrointestinal Surgeons are responsible for the surgical management of patients with disorders of the oesophagus, stomach, duodenum, small bowel, pancreas, liver and biliary tree. These surgeons are often involved in the investigation and surgical management (if required) of gastrointestinal bleeding, abdominal pain, difficulty swallowing and weight loss.

Upper Gastrointestinal Surgeons are responsible for the surgical management of patients with disorders of the oesophagus, stomach, duodenum, small bowel, pancreas, liver and biliary tree. These surgeons are often involved in the investigation and surgical management (if required) of gastrointestinal bleeding, abdominal pain, difficulty swallowing and weight loss.

Medical Conditions

  • Peptic ulcer disease
  • Gastro-oesophageal reflux
  • Tumours, benign and malignant of the upper gastrointestinal tract
  • Strictures of the upper GI tract
  • Foreign bodies in the GI tract
  • Bleeding of the upper Gi tract
  • Liver disease

Specialty Areas of Interest

Associated Tests

Procedures

Upper GI surgeons have a large number of procedures and operations they perform. Some of these include:

  • Endoscopy
  • Endoscopic ultrasonography
  • Small bowel enteroscopy
  • Capsule endoscopy
  • Laparoscopic surgery of the upper GI tract
  • Open surgery of the upper Gi tract
  • Gastrectomy
  • Oesophagectomy
  • Pancreaticoduodenectomy (Whipple procedure)
  • Liver resection
  • Biliary surgery
  • Cholecystectomy

What to expect

History

Examination

Training and Qualifications

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