Advice for Referrers

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Plymouth Oesophago-gastric Centre

Malignant conditions
All suspected oesophago-gastric malignancy must be referred by the Upper GI Two Week Wait system. Concerning symptoms would include:

  • dysphagia
  • dyspepsia

Benign conditions
Patients with benign oesophago-gastric disease can be referred directly to the appropriate consultant depending on whether a surgical or medical opinion is required. Referrals can be made via the Choose and Book system, or by letter.

Contacting the Centre

Office hours
Consultants can be contacted via their secretaries, or via switchboard if urgent. Secretaries can answer most queries regarding existing appointments and booked investigations.

Out of hours
A  consultant surgeon is always available out of hours, and can be contacted via the on-call thoracic registrar, or on-call general surgical registrar.

 

Peninsula Liver and HPB Centre

All local patients with a suspected pancreas/ biliary/ liver tumour should be referred by the Upper GI Two Week Wait system. All patients with painless jaundice and therefore a suspected pancreatic/ liver tumour must be referred to the jaundice clinic. For tertiary patients, if diagnosis made then written referral can be made directly to a consultant for surgical opinion. 

Contacting the Centre

Office hours
Consultants can be contacted via their secretaries, or via switchboard if urgent. Secretaries can answer most queries regarding existing appointments and booked investigations.

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