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Pancreaticobiliary
Surgery

 About 

The Derby Pancreato-Biliary unit offers a comprehensive service to patients with complex benign gallbladder, bile duct and pancreatic diseases.


Gallstones and ‘Hot Gallbladder’ Service

The Derby Pancreato-Biliary unit offers laparoscopic (keyhole) removal of the gallbladder for gallstone disease and has a track record with one the highest number nationally. 

Patients that are admitted with symptomatic stones or mild pancreatitis who fit within a selected criterion are offered an expedited (<2 weeks ‘Hot Gallbladder’ Service) operation to prevent further readmissions and complications of gallstones.


Gallstones in the bile duct

The unit offers surgical and endoscopic management of patients with bile duct stones. It has a series of one of the highest number surgical bile duct exploration procedures performed nationally. 

Services for bile duct stones

Surgical

  • Transcystic (through the small gallbladder duct) bile duct exploration of gallstones
  • Choledochal (direct through bile duct) exploration of gallstones 
  • Use of Electrohydraulic lithotriptor for removal of impacted stones 


Endoscopic

  • ERCP – endoscopic procedure to remove stones from bile duct
  • EUS  – endoscopic procedure for biliary/pancreatic diagnosis

 


Pancreatitis

We offer advanced level management for severe acute pancreatitis which is a life threatening benign inflammatory condition of the pancreas most often caused by gallstones. The Derby Pancreato-Biliary Unit offers complex management of this condition, requiring different modalities which include surgical, radiological and endoscopic intervention.

Services for pancreatitis

Surgical

  • Open necrosectomy
  • Minimally invasive necrosectomy +/- cystgastrostomy
  • Roux-en-y drainage procedures of the pancreas and bile duct
  • Removal of gallstones by way of cholecystectomy (removal of gallbladder) and exploration of bile duct

  

Radiological

  • Insertion of percutaneous drains
  • Radiological vascular intervention

 

Endoscopic 

  • ERCP – endoscopic procedure to remove stones from bile duct
  • EUS – endoscopic procedure for biliary/pancreatic diagnosis and drainage of  pancreatic collections


Location

General Surgery outpatients, Level 1, Royal Derby Hospital

Best car park for patients: Car park 1 or 8.

Best entrance for patients: Main Entrance, Royal Derby Hospital

Service manager

Name: Becca Jos

Job title: Service manager

Telephone ext: 85437

Secretary: Harbinder Dhammi

Email:  Harbinder.Dhammi@nhs.net


Clinical / professional lead 

Name: Mr A Awan

Job title: Consultant General, Laparoscopic & Pancreaticobiliary surgeon

Telephone ext: 85554

Secretary:  Vicki Blount

Email:  dhft.pbsurgery@nhs.net


Team Member

Name: Mr I Bhatti

Job title: Consultant General, Laparoscopic & Pancreaticobiliary surgeon

Telephone ext: 89524

Secretary:  Karen Farr

Email:  dhft.pbsurgery@nhs.net


Clinical HPB Nurse Specialist

Name: Kate Wheeler

Job title: HPB Nurse Specialist and Senior Clinical Educator

Telephone ext: 88761

Email: dhft.pbsurgery@nhs.net


Specialist HPB Surgical Dietitian 

Name: Kristina Stanley

Job title: Specialist HPB and Upper GI Surgical Dietitian 

Telephone ext: 85573

Email: kristina.stanley@nhs.net


Out patient enquiries

Telephone ext: 87249

Fast track surgery for gallbladder patients

On page 5 of our Taking Pride magazine you can read about fast track surgery for gallbladder patients. To read please click HERE


Hot Gallbladder service supports better outcomes

On page 3 of GP brief newsletter you can read about how our Hot Gallbladder service supports better outcomes for our patients. To read please click HERE