Upper Gastrointestinal Surgery

This refers to endoscopic and surgical procedures performed on the Upper Gut (the Oesophagus, Stomach, Small Bowel, Gallbladder, Spleen, Liver and Pancreas). Surgeons who perform these procedures are referred to as Upper GI Surgeons. Increasingly these procedures are being performed using minimally invasive techniques, which allow quite complex operations to be performed with minimal scarring and recovery time. The majority of procedures, including those for treatment of cancer can be done safely with these techniques.


Diagnosis and treatment of many disorders of the oesophagus, such as reflux, difficulty swallowing, Barrett’s oesophagus and early and late cancers can be undertaken using flexible endoscopy under light anaesthesia. An endoscopy is a nonsurgical procedure which examines a person’s digestive tract using a flexible tube with a light camera attached to it. This allows the surgeon to view pictures of the digestive tract on a TV monitor.

Anti-reflux surgery and Hiatus Hernia Repair
Disorders of the Gallbladder, Liver and Pancreas and treatments
Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy
Hepatectomy (Liver surgery)
Hernia Surgery