The upper gastrointestinal surgery unit at Royal Adelaide Hospital provides specialised assessment and surgical care of patients with problems of the upper gastrointestinal tract.
The upper gastrointestinal (UGI) surgery units at Royal Adelaide Hospital (RAH) provides specialised assessment and surgical care of patients with problems of the upper gastrointestinal tract, including diseases of the oesophagus and stomach (bariatric procedures are offered in patients who meet criteria as well), in addition to meeting the community needs for patients with general surgical problems. This applies to both acute inpatient and outpatient care settings.
The Queen Elizabeth Hospital unit also provides hepatobiliary (HPB) and pancreatic surgical services. Both units perform many complex open and laparoscopic surgical interventions, also have state-of-the-art endoscopic services and run a recognised laboratory for functional studies of the oesophagus. All cases of upper gastrointestinal malignancy are discussed in the weekly state-based multidisciplinary meeting. For more information please view the Upper gastrointestinal surgery outpatient service in CALHN web page.
The units have close functional links with the gastroenterology, radiology and oncology units.
Appointments at RAH
Outpatient Department clinics are held in Level 3F.1, Royal Adelaide Hospital, Port Road
Consultants at RAH
Dr Harsh Kanhere – Head of Unit
Dr Sarah Thompson
Dr Shalvin Prasad
Dr Markus Trochsler
Upper gastrointestinal, bariatric and general surgery
Clinics are held for patients with general surgical problems as well as for specific upper gastrointestinal (UGI) diseases and obesity-related problems. In addition, the Queen Elizabeth Hospital surgical unit holds clinics for patients with hepatobiliary (HPB) problems.
Clinics at the Royal Adelaide Hospital (RAH):
- General Surgery and UGI (Monday and Friday)
- Rapid access clinics for cancers (Monday and Friday)
- Bariatric Clinic (Thursday once monthly)
Clinics are held in Level 3F.1
RAH Outpatient Department
Outpatient map – RAH
Referral from your GP
You need a referral letter from your GP or medical practitioner to access this service.
Your doctor will need to fax your referral letter to us. We will be in contact with you within clinically recommended times, depending on waiting list length. If there is no waiting list, you will receive an appointment booking letter or we will contact you to arrange a suitable time.