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
Stomach and Oesophagus
Referrals can be made via E-RS or by letter directly addressed to:
Out Patients Booking Dept Luton & Dunstable University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Lewsey Road, Luton LU4 0DZ
Procedures undertaken in our Unit include the following:
Clinic Name: Upper GI surgery
Clinic Type: Adult
Mr. Jain – Wednesday AM (alternate)
Mr. Whitelaw – Thursday PM
Mr. Jambulingam – Monday PM (alternate)
Mr.Al-Taan – Tuesday PM
Mr. Rashid – Wednesday AM (alternate), Monday PM (alternate)
Mr. Jambulingam /Mr. Rashid – Monday PM oncology clinic
Oncology Specialist Nurses: Wendy Shearsmith – Monday PM
Links to tertiary centres:
Established links with Watford Hospital and the Royal Free Hospital London
Although on the 19 July 2021 regulations around the use of facemasks / coverings and social distancing will change across the country, at Bedfordshire Hospitals all COVID infection prevention control measures currently in place will remain the same.
The Trust has decided it is currently not safe to lift all restrictions at our hospitals.
Everyone attending our sites will still be required to wear a facemask (unless medically exempt), adhere to social distancing and attend your appointments alone especially in our Emergency Departments and Outpatients (exclusions apply to our paediatric patients and those requiring carer support)
Visiting is now permitted on most of our adult inpatient wards in a controlled manner. Appointments need to be pre-booked with ward staff.
Full details about attending our hospitals and visiting is available here.