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Upper Gastrointestinal Surgery

UHNM is one of only a small number of Trusts in the West Midlands region to offer a specialist oesophago-gastric and pancreatico-biliary cancer resection service. The unit offers specialist services to patients from  Staffordshire, Shropshire (including part of Mid Wales) and Wolverhampton.

We also offer a specialist bariatric surgical service to support patients who need surgical assistance to help them to lose weight. All major cancer resections and bariatric operations are performed at UHNM. 

Our consultants also offer surgery for patients with benign upper gastrointestinal conditions, for example biliary surgery including laparoscopic bile duct explorations, anti-reflux surgery, pancreatic surgery and hernia surgery.

The Upper GI surgical wards are located on the lower floor of the Lyme Building, Royal Stoke University Hospital. Ward 108 is used for female GI surgery inpatients, Ward 109 for male GI surgery inpatients. Upper GI patients are also cared for on Wards 7 and 8 at County Hospital.  

The Consultant Upper GI surgeons are:

  • Mr Nagammapudur Balaji
  • Mr Duncan Beardsmore
  • Mr Chandra Cheruvu
  • Mr William Crisp
  • Mr Mark Deakin
  • Mr Damien Durkin
  • Mr Ayub Khan
  • Mr Oliver Priest
  • Mr Vittal Rao
  • Ms Adriana Rotundo

he following Upper GI surgeons from other hospitals also operate at UHNM as part of network arrangements for the management of specialist cancer patients:

  • Mr David Corless (Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Trust)
  • Mr Frank Curran (Royal Wolverhampton Hospitals NHS Trust)
  • Mr John Slavin (Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Trust)

The Upper GI Cancer Nurse Specialist team:
Mrs Lyn Walker
Mrs Emma Kidd
Mrs Lisa Thompson
Mrs Lesley Fellowes

They can be contacted on:
01782 674695 (Royal Stoke University Hospital)
01785 257731 extension 3624 (County Hospital)

The Enhanced Recovery Nursing Team (for urgent 24 hour post-operative support) - 07876492929

Upper GI surgery
Ward 109 (male) - 
01782 676109
Ward 108 (female) - 01782 676108

The Bariatric Nurse Specialist team
Mrs Bridie Cornes - 01782 679896

The Upper GI secretaries
01782 679873 or 
​01782 679876

Surgical Ward 7 - 01785 230081
Ward 8 - 01785 230041​