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Upper Gastro Intestinal Surgery

Upper Gastro Intestinal Surgery

Referral Process

Referrals can be made via E-RS or by letter directly addressed to:

Out Patients Booking Dept Luton & Dunstable Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Lewsey Road, Luton LU4 0DZ

Patient Information Leaflets

The Upper GI surgical unit at Luton and Dunstable University Hospital is internationally recognised for research and clinical outcomes in treating benign and cancerous diseases of the Oesophagus, Stomach, Liver, Gall Bladder, Common Bile Duct and Pancreas. The unit provides a patient-centred multidisciplinary approach utilising the most recent evidence in medicine, innovative technology and progressive treatment options for complex Upper Gastrointestinal Disease. Using the superior diagnostic and treatment modalities, our highly specialised surgical team led by seven consultants provides patients with a thorough evaluation, accurate diagnosis and optimum treatment plan tailored to their requirements with an integrated team approach. We have also pioneered laparoscopic (key-hole) surgery and the majority of the surgeries performed in our unit are by laparoscopic approach.

Luton and Dunstable University Hospital’s Upper GI division has pioneered laparoscopic and other minimally invasive techniques for the diagnosis and treatment of Gastro-oesophageal Reflux Disease, Barrett’s oesophagus, Hiatus Hernia, Oesophageal Strictures, Peptic Ulcer Disease, Gall Stones, Common Bile Duct Stones, Bile Duct Strictures and Pancreatitis. We also provide multidisciplinary management of cancers arising from the Oesophagus, Stomach, Liver, Gall Bladder, Liver and Pancreas.

Luton and Dunstable University Hospital’s Upper GI Division also happens to be a Tier 3 & Tier 4 tertiary referral centre for bariatric surgery in the East of England. We have one of the highest volumes and best outcomes of obesity surgery led by a team of specialised and skilful surgeons with support from bariatric anaesthetists, physicians, nutritionists and psychologists.

Some of the conditions treated at our unit are:

Gall bladder and Common Bile Duct

  • Gallstone
  • Cholecystitis (inflammation)
  • Common Bile Duct Stones
  • Cancer

Stomach and Oesophagus

  • Indigestion/ Acid Reflux/ Oesophagitis / Gastritis
  • Ulcers
  • Hiatus Hernia
  • Diaphragmatic hernias
  • Achalasia
  • Cancer

Duodenum

  • Duodenitis (Inflammation)
  • Ulcers

Liver

  • Cysts
  • Cancer

Pancreas

  • Pancreatitis
  • Cancer

Hernias

  • Inguinal
  • Femoral
  • Spigelian
  • Incisional

Spleen

  • Cysts
  • Haematological conditions

Clinics

Clinic Name: Upper GI surgery
Clinic Type: Adult

Mr .Jain - Wednesday AM (alternate)
Mr. Whitelaw - Thursday PM 
Mr. Jambulingam - Monday PM (alternate)
Mr. Pore - Wednesday PM
Mr.Al-Taan - Tuesday PM
Mr. Rashid - Wednesday AM (alternate), Monday PM (alternate)
Mr. Jambulingam /Mr. Rashid - Monday PM oncology clinic

CNS Team:
Oncology Specialist Nurses: Wendy Shearsmith - Monday PM

Links to tertiary centres:
Established links with Watford Hospital and the Royal Free Hospital London

Procedures Provided

Procedures undertaken in our Unit include the following:

  • All Upper GI surgery –Laparoscopic & open
  • Bariatric Surgery 

Clinicians - Consultants/Specialist Nurses

Mr V Jain
Jambulingham
Whitelaw
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Useful numbers/contacts - All staff can be contacted via switchboard

Business Manager: 
Bindu Jophy
Bindu.Jophy@ldh.nhs.uk

Urgent issue contact no:
Via switchboard - 01582 491166

Clinic reception contact no:
Zone C - 01582 497343
Zone U - 01582 492047

General Manager: 
Georgina Coupe
Georgina.Coupe@ldh.nhs.uk

Bleep number:
On-call bleep - 363

Clinical Director:
Mr P S Jambulingham
Periyathambi.Jambulingham@
ldh.nhs.uk

Switchboard:
01582 491166

Outpatients booking department: 
01582 561385