The following signs and symptoms require urgent consultation within 2 weeks:
New onset or rapidly progressive dysphagia
New onset or rapidly progressive epigastric pain(>2 weeks)
Other signs and symptoms:
Persistent epigastric pain/ dyspepsia
Pain on swallowing
Food bolus obstruction
Unexplained weight loss
Haematemesis and/or melaena
Unexplained nausea / bloatedness or anaemia
Please see Oesphagogastric cancer optimal care pathway for more information.
Required clinical investigation:
Refer to the Upper gastrointestinal endoscopy categorisation guidelines for adults 2018 and the Endoscopy page
Consider including recent results for:
Full blood count
Liver function test
MBS patients are bulk billed. Referrals need to be to the named Head of Unit.
See here for information on how to refer and general contact information.
Fax referrals to 8345 6856
Upper Gastrointestinal Registrar via switch on 8345 6666.
For general enquiries:Phone: 03 8345 6490, Fax: 03 8345 6856