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Date: 12 June 2021

Time: 16:12

What diseases do we treat?

  • The Upper Gastrointestinal department at University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust (UHB) treats benign conditions such as:
    • reflux disease, including revisional surgery
    • hiatus hernias, including complex/giant hiatus hernias
    • diaphragmatic hernias
    • gallbladder- and gallstone-related disease
    • peptic ulcer disease
    • Barrett's oesophagus
    • Achalasia
    • other benign disorders of the oesophagus and hernias
  • We are a regional referral centre for the treatment of cancers of the oesophagus (“gullet”) and the stomach
  • Our results for oesophagectomy and gastrectomy for cancer are submitted to the National Oesophagogastric Cancer Audit (NOGCA) - see links below
  • Our team of surgeons are at the forefront of developing fully keyhole (minimally invasive) surgery for oesophageal and stomach diseases
  • We have on-site access to the latest specialist tests, including:
    • oesophageal manometry
    • 24 hour oesophageal pH studies
    • breath tests
    • isotope functional studies
    • PET CT
    • MRI scanning
  • Our team provides specialist techniques, including oesophageal or duodenal stent insertion, endoscopic ultra-sound (EUS), endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR) and radio-frequency ablation (HALO)


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