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The Upper GI Surgical Unit performs general abdominal surgery and specialises in treatment of both cancerous and non-cancerous diseases of the oesophagus, stomach, and small bowel.
We also perform weight loss surgery (or bariatric surgery).
Our team are experts in 'keyhole' (or laparoscopic) surgery and endoscopic techniques.
Our team is well supported by dietitians, pharmacists, psychologists, physiotherapists and our liaison nurse co-ordinator, who is also a key person in ensuring a smooth journey from referral to outpatient appointment to surgery.
We perform surgery for:
We run the following clinics:
Mr Ahmad Aly
You need a referral from your GP, specialist or health care provider to access this service.
Find out how to refer your patient.
For urgent referrals for cancers or suspected cancers of the oesophagus, stomach or small bowel, please contact the Upper GI and Endocrine Surgery Nurse Coordinator, so that management may begin urgently, as well as submitting an electronic referral for Upper GI Cancer.
Upper GI Nurse Coordinator
Phone: 03 9496 3750
You may have your surgery at the Austin Hospital or Heidelberg Repatriation Hospital.
Check the information you have received to make sure you know which hospital to visit. If you are unsure, call your surgical liaison nurse or contact us on the numbers below.
The Surgery & Endoscopy Centre
Level 2, Austin Tower
145 Studley Road Heidelberg
The Surgery Centre
Level 2, Centaur Building
300 Waterdale Road Ivanhoe
Contact Linda Watson, Upper GI and Bariatric Surgery nurse coordinator:
Phone: 03 9496 3750
Open hours: Monday to Friday 8am to 4.30pm
Upper GI and Bariatric Surgery
PO Box 5555
Heidelberg Victoria 3084