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Upper gastro intestinal surgery

We specialise in the treatment of patients with disorders of the oesophagus, stomach, pancreas, liver, spleen, bile duct and gall bladder. We are part of the department of general surgery and treat patients with hernias and lumps and bumps and those who are admitted as an emergency.

Services provided

  • Rapid access fast track endoscopy for suspected cancer patients
  • Rapid access fast track clinic appointments for suspected cancer patients
  • Routine and urgent out patients clinics in West Suffolk Hospital, Newmarket Hospital and Sudbury Community Health Centre
  • Specialist nurse led clinics in West Suffolk Hospital
  • Laparoscopic cholecystectomy (removal of the gall bladder)
  • Laparoscopic cholecystectomy and bile duct exploration
  • Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangio-Pancreatography (ERCP)
  • Laparoscopic anti-reflux procedures (for example, Nissen fundoplication)
  • Laparoscopic repair of hiatus hernias
  • Laparoscopic procedure for achalasia (Heller’s cardiomyotomy)
  • Gastroscopy +/- oesophageal stent insertion
  • Laparoscopic repair of inguinal hernias
  • Laparoscopic repair of incisional hernias
  • Open repair of inguinal hernias (under local or general anaesthetic)
  • Repair of para-umbilical, femoral and epigastric hernias
  • Laparoscopic staging of tumours
  • Removal of lumps and other skin lesions (provided exceptional funding has been arranged – see below)

Contact the team

Mr Dermot O'Riordan, consultant surgeon: 01284 713897 

Mr Craig Vickery, consultant surgeon: 01284 713897  

Kathy Webb, upper GI nurse specialist: 01284 712893 

Patient information

The following organisations provide information and support for patients who have been diagnosed with cancer of the upper gastro intestinal tract. 

Patient information leaflets

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