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  • Upper Gastrointestinal Multidisciplinary Clinic

    The Upper Gastrointestinal Multidisciplinary Clinic aims to reduce stress on patients with cancers of the upper GI tract by coordinating the care given them by a team of doctors at the clinic.

    The Upper Gastrointestinal Multidisciplinary Clinic, the only one of its kind in the state, is entirely dedicated to the care of patients with upper GI malignancies.

    We take a team-based approach, bringing together nationally recognized leaders in the treatment and research of these diseases.

    Our physicians are world-renowned experts in clinical research and have leadership roles within the Brown University Oncology Research Group and the National Cancer Institute.

    Our clinic provides care ranging from basic screening to the most innovative treatments, including cutting-edge radiation oncology; advanced surgical techniques; high-tech vascular interventional radiology and access to investigational therapies.

    We provide care for patients who have or are at risk for the following types of cancer:

    Patient Navigator

    Our patients receive support from our upper gastrointestinal nurse navigator, a nurse practitioner who is trained in oncology and has an in-depth understanding of gastrointestinal cancers.

    The navigator guides patients through the health care system and the course of their treatment in multiple ways, including the coordination of services, facilitation of communication with health care professionals, arrangement of interpreters and transportation, assistance with insurance and financial questions, education, and emotional support.


    Contact Us

    For more information, or to make an appointment, please call our coordinator, Amy Doorley, at 401-444-2790.

    The Upper Gastrointestinal Multidisciplinary Clinic (UGIMDC) is located on the campus of Rhode Island Hospital, Comprehensive Cancer Center, APC building, 2nd floor.

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    • Esophageal
    • Stomach
    • Pancreatic
    • Liver
    • Bile duct/gallbladder

    Comprehensive Services

    Our services include, but are not limited to:

    • Consultation, evaluation and second opinions
    • A nurse practitioner/nurse navigator to guide patients throughout the continuum of their cancer care
    • Advanced surgical expertise for cancers of the liver, pancreas, bile duct, gallbladder, stomach and esophagus
    • Medical oncology expertise, including investigational treatments
    • High risk screening and diagnostic tests with special expertise for families with genetic predisposition for GI cancers
    • Sophisticated radiation oncology services, including CyberKnife, intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), image-guided radiation therapy (IGRT) and brachytherapy
    • Cancer genetics, including genetic counseling, risk assessment, advanced genetic testing and design of a personalized plan for monitoring patients for the earliest signs of cancer, as well as plans for prevention
    • Comprehensive complementary services, including nutrition consultation, on-site social work, oncology nursing, patient education resources and support groups