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Why choose Cabrini for your care

Cabrini’s upper gastrointestinal (GI), hepatobiliary and pancreatic cancer specialists are at the forefront of the latest medical treatments, clinical trials and advancements in surgical techniques. At Cabrini we offer a coordinated and comprehensive cancer care plan for our patients. Our team understands every cancer case is different and requires a unique approach based on your individual circumstances.

Our specialists aim to triage new patients within hours of an urgent referral and within a week of non-urgent referrals. We ensure all patients receive prompt treatment and rapid access to experts and services. We provide access to all diagnostic services required for the accurate investigation and staging of your cancer. This includes a full range of pathology and medical imaging services all in one convenient location.

Our specialists treat all types of upper gastrointestinal and hepatobiliary cancers affecting the digestive system including:

  • Pancreas
  • Stomach
  • Small intestine
  • Oesophagus
  • Liver
  • Gall bladder
  • Small bowel
  • General Enquiries

  • Operating Hours

    Consulting Rooms
    Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm
    Out of hours consultations as required

    Emergency Department
    Cabrini Malvern
    24 hours, 7 days a week

    Inpatient wards
    24 hours, 7 days a week

  • Referrals

    If you have been diagnosed with an upper gastrointestinal (GI) cancer your GP will refer you to a specialist at Cabrini hospital. Your GP can help select the most suitable specialist to treat you. Alternatively, you can visit the  Find a Doctor directory for a list of our specialists.

    At Cabrini, we ensure all patients with upper gastrointestinal cancer receive prompt treatment. We aim to assign new patients to a specialist within hours of an urgent referral and within a week for non-urgent referrals.

    We have all the support services required for your care in one location, including all medical imaging and pathology services. This ensures coordinated care and reduces stress during what can be a challenging time.

    At Cabrini, we ensure all patients with an upper gastrointestinal cancer receive prompt treatment. We aim to triage new patients within hours of an urgent referral and within a week for non-urgent referrals.

    When referring a patient to a Cabrini specialist, please include all pathology and imaging test results. Please note Cabrini offers comprehensive pathology and medical imaging onsite.

    Our specialists are available to give you advice on your patient and discuss diagnostic and treatment plans. If your patient is unwell our specialists can directly admit them for inpatient treatment. For a list of our specialists visit the Find a Doctor  directory.

    Alternatively, if the matter is urgent, the  Cabrini Malvern Emergency Department (ED) is open 24 hours, 7 days a week. The ED team can provide a referral to the most appropriate specialist to meet your patients’ need.

Diagnosis and treatment

These cancers occur when cells in the tissue of these organs start to abnormally grow. They can start to impact and spread to other parts of the body.

Once diagnosed, the most important factor to consider is that accurate investigations and staging of these cancers is crucial. These investigations ensure the most appropriate management of care is planned, with you at the centre of your care.

Most of these cancers are treated by several modalities, such as chemotherapy, radiotherapy, surgery, or a combination of these. There are other radiological treatments available depending on the diagnosis.

Because of the complexities, all new cases are discussed at our fortnightly team meetings, in order to achieve the best patient outcomes.

Upper GI & HPB cancer services offered

  • Allied health services dietetics/nutrition and physiotherapy
  • Chemotherapy, immunotherapy or targeted treatments through day oncology or inpatient ward
  • Clinical trials including Phase 1 studies and access programs for some drugs prior to PBS reimbursement
  • Education programs and sessions, chemotherapy diary
  • Full range of medical imaging including state of the art PET scan and interventional radiology including PICC lines and ports
  • Look good feel better program
  • Living with Cancer – a free information group education session, located at Cabrini Brighton
  • On site radiotherapy with GenesisCare Radiation Oncology
  • Psycho-oncology and psychiatry
  • Rehabilitation and exercise physiology
  • Surgery
  • Wig and headwear service – a free wig service for all patients, located at Cabrini Brighton

Upper GI and HPB cancer specialists

The below specialists and medical professionals are active members of the upper GI and HPB cancer multidisciplinary team reviewing patient cases on a regular basis. For a comprehensive list of Cabrini specialists, please visit our Find a Doctor page.

Find a Doctor

Upper GI surgeons

(oesophageal and stomach cancers)

Hepatobiliary/pancreatic surgeons

(liver, bile duct and pancreatic cancers)

Radiation oncologists

Medical oncologists

Dietitians

  • Mariagrazia DeLuca
  • Annika Dorey

Psychology

  • Jane Fletcher

Psychiatry

  • Prof David Kissane

Frequently asked questions