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. Referal criteria and Instructions can be found hereConcerning 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. The consultants work closely with each other and the on call Oesophago-gastric surgeon will be able to help with specialist problems even if the named consultant is unavailable.

Out of hours
A Consultant Oesophago-Gastric Surgeon is available 24 hours a day for specialist advice, and can be contacted on-call general surgical registrar.


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