RPAH - Institute of Academic Surgery RPAH - Institute of Academic Surgery
Royal Prince Alfred Hospital
Institute of Academic Surgery

Advanced Upper GI Malignancy


Advanced Upper GI Malignancy procedures refers to the surgical procedures for the following advanced cancer surgeries that are associated with upper GI organs including;

  • Oesophageal resection

  • Liver resection

  • Pancreas resection

  • Liver transplant

  • TPN/Nutrition

  • Biliary surgery

  • Gastric resection


  • Oesophageal cancer

  • Pancreatic cancer

  • Liver cancer

  • Gastric Cancer

These oncological procedures make up just fewer than 13% of the Upper GI units procedures with majority of these procedures being liver resections.

** The indications and surgical management for each patient may differ. Please consult your surgeon for more information or any questions you may have

Clinical Staff

The Upper GI department is located on 7East1 at RPA and made up of the following staff;

Upper GI Consultants
Associate Professor Charbel Sandroussi
Dr David Yeo
Dr Michael Crawford
Dr David Joseph
Dr David Martin
Dr Carlo Pulitano
A/ Professor Jerome Laurence


Medical Oncologist

Radiation Oncologist

Intensive Care Physicians


Pain Specialist


Upper GI Clinical Nurse Consultant

Total Parenteral Nutrition Practitioner

Upper GI Research Officer

Medical Team
Other Consultants
Surgical Fellows
Surgical Registrars
Senior Resident Medical Officers (SRMO)

Nursing Team
Nurse Unit Manager (NUM)

Registered Nurses (RN)/ Enrolled Nurses (EN)


The Upper GI Malignancy research has three major studies including:

  • HUGO Database - research database for the UGI department. This database collects clinical data of interest for all UGI major cancer subspecialties.

  • Very SuPPLE trial - RCT trial for preoperative Low Calorie diet before liver resection.

  • UNIQUE: Upper Gastrointestinal Quality of life study aims to investigate quality of life outcomes following surgery for liver, biliary tract, pancreas, stomach and oesophageal disease, over a 5 year follow up period.

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