Upper gastrointestinal cancer

Upper gastrointestinal (GI) cancers include oesophageal cancer, stomach cancer, small bowel cancer, pancreatic cancer, liver cancer and cancers of the biliary system.

The upper GI cancer team provides a diagnostic and treatment service for patients with suspected or confirmed cancer after a referral from their GP or another healthcare professional.

Depending on the type and staging of the disease, treatment options for upper GI cancer will vary. The main treatment options include surgery, chemotherapy and radiotherapy.

Contact us

Northern Services

North Devon District Hospital 

Main switchboard on 01271 322577

 

Eastern Services

Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital (Wonford) 

Main switchboard on 01392 411611

Where will I be seen?

Northern Services

North Devon District Hospital 

North Devon District Hospital
Raleigh Park
Barnstaple
Devon
EX31 4JB

 

Eastern services

Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital (Wonford) 

Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital (Wonford)
Barrack Road
Exeter
EX2 5DW

Meet the team

Consultant Gastroenterologist

  • Dr Tawfique Daneshmend
  • Dr John Christie
  • Dr Reuben Ayres
  • Dr Tariq Shirazi
  • Dr T Ahmad
  • Dr Sham Prasad
  • Dr Nick Kennedy
  • Dr Chris Calvert
  • Dr Lin Lee Wong
  • Dr Ben Hudson

Consultant Upper GI Surgeon

  • Mr Richard Berrisford
  • Mr Di Mauro
  • Mr Antonio Manzelli
  • Mr Saj Wajed
  • Mr Alex Reece-Smith

Consultant Oncologists

  • Dr Elizabeth Toy
  • Dr Nicole Dorey
  • Dr Mark Napier
  • Professor Chrissie Thirlwell
  • Dr Jenny Forrest

Clinical Nurse Specialists

  • Kelly Fox
  • Keith Mitchell
  • Frankie Heard

Services and treatments

The  Macmillan website explains more about the different types of treatments offered.

You can also find out more about the different types of treatment by visiting the NHS website. 

This includes:

  • Surgery
  • Chemotherapy
  • Radiotherapy
  • Hormone treatment
  • Targeted therapy

Supporting you

Having cancer can have an impact on every aspect of your life and on those around you. We understand that this is a difficult and often frightening time for you and your loved ones, which is why we have put together a wide range of information to help you live with and beyond cancer.

Some of these services are available locally, whilst others cover Devon and/or the South West Peninsula as a whole. 

Find out more

Patient information leaflets

We produce a wide range of leaflets which provide information about our services and about the treatment you might receive in our clinics or during your stay in hospital. 

We also produce these in different formats including large print, please contact the department you are visiting for more information.

Find out more

Useful videos

We have a wide range of videos which provide information about our services and about the treatment you might receive in our clinics or during your stay in hospital. 

Find out more

Last updated: November 14, 2022.

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