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Upper GI Surgery in Beaumont

The Minimally Invasive Upper GI Surgery Group

Beaumont and the RCSI Hospitals’ Group

Our team of surgeons is at the forefront of Minimally Invasive Surgery (“Keyhole Surgery”) for the treatment of Oesophageal and Gastric Cancers.

We also have extensive expertise in minimally invasive techniques for other upper gastrointestinal conditions including surgery for GastroIntestinal Stromal Tumours (GISTs), Severe Heartburn, Para-oesophageal and Hiatal Hernias and Other Digestive Tract Diseases.

As a group we also provide general surgical consultations for gallstones, abdominal wall and inguinal hernias and other general surgical complaints.

Beaumont Upper Gastrointestinal Surgery Centre’s Rapid Evaluation Clinic

Patients with oesophageal and gastric cancers benefit from the assessment through our Rapid Evaluation Clinics.

This centre brings together Consultant Specialists in

  • oesophageal and gastric surgery
  • gastroenterology
  • radiology
  • medical oncology
  • radiation oncology
  • otolaryngology
  • pathology

The Centre provides rapid investigation, medical and surgical management of oesophageal and gastric cancers.

In relation to cancers of the oesophagus and stomach, our surgical team has extensive experience with minimally invasive resections.  Our surgeons regularly perform:

  • Totally Minimally Invasive Oesophagectomy
  • Laparoscopic Total Gastrectomy  
  • Laparoscopic Partial Gastrectomy

Meet the Team

Mr William Robb,
Consultant Upper GI Surgeon
IMC No: 023792

Robb new 2019


Public Secretary -  Paula
Phone: 01 8093091

Private Secretary
Beaumont Private Clinic - Siobhan
Phone: 01 8373646

For referrals please email

Mr. Mayilone Arumugasamy
Consultant Upper GI Surgeon
IMC No: 017049
Mayilone Upper GI

Beaumont Hospital

Public Secretary - Paula
Phone: 01 8093091

For referrals please email

Beaumont Private Clinic

Private Secretary - Mary
Phone: 087 4450990

Connolly Hospital

Public Secretary - Pat
Phone: 01 6465819
Fax: 01 6465867

Professor Tom. N. Walsh
Consultant Upper GI Surgeon
IMC No: 9475
Tom Walsh Uper GI



Public Secretary
Phone: 01 6465749

Upper GI Cancer Nurse Specialists

Wendy Hickey (Beaumont Hospital)
Eileen Daly (Connolly Hospital)

Upper GI Dieticians

Cathy O'Neill
Carmel O'Hanlon (ITU)


Phone:01 7974888
Phone: 01 6465639

Designated Cancer Centre

As a centre designated for the care of patients with upper gastrointestinal cancers in Ireland our service is designed to provide all patients with rapid assessment in a multi-disciplinary environment. The following features outline this programme:

-          Rapid evaluation clinic for oesophageal and gastric cancers - all patients are seen within one week of us receiving your referral

-          Multi-disciplinary team involvement in the staging and treating cancers

-          Minimally Invasive Surgery – Leading centre in the delivery of minimally invasive surgical approaches to oesophagectomy and gastrectomy. This includes providing

  • Totally Minimally Invasive Oesophagectomy
  • Laparoscopic Gastrectomy
  • Laparoscopic Subtotal Gastrectomy

 -           Barrett’s Oesophagus - Specialist gastroenterology and surgical interest in and the management of dysplastic Barrett’s Oesophagus and Early Mucosal Cancers

-          Integrated perioperative care pathway

-          Upper gastrointestinal cancer nurse co-ordinator

-          Upper gastrointestinal data manager

Benign Upper Gastrointestinal Surgery

As well as being a designated cancer centre, surgery is performed for benign upper GI complaints. These include but are not limited to:

  • Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy
  • Hernias – abdominal wall and groin hernias: expertise with both open and laparoscopic repair
  • Achalasia – Heller’s Myotomy
  • Gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD) –anti-reflux surgery for severe heartburn
  • Complex re-operative anti-reflux surgery
  • GIST resection
  • Laparoscopic Splenectomy
  • Laparoscopic Adrenalectomy

Referrals and Appointments:

New Patient Appointments: new patients requiring appointments must submit a referral from their GP/Consultant. Patients will be notified of their appointment date by post or by telephone.

Referrals are to be made by letter or email to All secretaries are pleased to receive queries by telephone.