Meet the Upper GI Cancer Team
Overview of Service
The Upper GI Cancer Team at Leighton Hospital consists of Consultant Surgeons, Gastroenterologists, Oncologists, Radiologists, Pathologists, Clinical Nurse Specialists and Allied Health Professionals with specialist expertise and knowledge of Upper GI cancers.
From Leighton, we link in with our specialist centre colleagues at the University Hospitals of North Midlands to ensure a seamless, effective and efficient service for all of our patients. Surgery and Radiotherapy is delivered at The Royal Stoke University Hospital whilst Chemotherapy can be delivered locally within our purpose built Macmillan Cancer Unit.
Upper GI Cancer investigations and subsequent treatments can at first appear quite complex and daunting. With this is mind, from the point of referral, all patients are seen promptly by a member of the specialist team and each individual case will be presented and discussed within our Multi-disciplinary Team (MDT) meetings. Patients will be guided through the relevant tests and investigations and will be actively involved in decisions regarding their care.