Services Overview
Upper Gastrointestinal Surgery Centre

Upper Gastrointestinal Surgery Centre

The Upper Gastrointestinal Surgery Centre is established with the purpose of providing high quality surgical service to patients with upper gastrointestinal diseases. Combined with advanced technology and a dedicated team of surgeon and nurses experienced in endoscopic and minimally invasive surgery, the Centre aims to treat our patients with minimal trauma and faster recovery.

What is Endoscopic Surgery?

Endoscopic surgery is performed through the natural body openings or small skin incisions. Instead of big incisions required in conventional surgeries, various miniature instruments can be inserted through the endoscope or small incisions to perform the maneuvers necessary for the operation. Endoscopic procedures result in less tissue trauma, less or even no scarring (woundless), less pain, shorter hospital stay and faster recovery.

Early esophageal cancer before staining
Early esophageal cancer before staining
Early esophageal cancer after chromoendoscopy
Early esophageal cancer after chromoendoscopy
Woundless Endoscopic Mucosal Resection
Woundless Endoscopic Mucosal Resection
Eight weeks after operation with no recurrence
Eight weeks after operation with no recurrence

Scope of services

  • Diagnostic and Therapeutic Endoscopy
    • Endoscopy assessment of various digestive tract diseases (Oseophago-Gastro-Duodenoscopy, Colonoscopy, Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography)
    • Use of chromoendoscopy (staining), narrow band imaging and magnifying endoscopy to diagnose early digestive tract cancers
    • Capsule Endoscopy
    • Endoscopic Mucosal Resection (EMR) and Endoscopic Submucosal Dissection (ESD) for woundless resection of early gastrointestinal cancers
    • Endoscopic stenting for benign and malignant upper gastrointestinal tract obstruction
    • Endoscopic sclerotherapy, banding, clipping, thermocoagulation and argon plasma coagulation for bleeding and mucosal gastrointestinal pathologies


  • Minimally Invasive Upper Gastrointestinal Surgery
    • Laparoscopic gastrectomy for gastric cancer
    • Laparoscopic fundoplication for acid reflux disease
    • Laparoscopic hiatal hernia repair
    • Laparoscopic peptic ulcer surgery
    • Minimally invasive esophagectomy
    • Laparoscopic resection for small bowel tumours
    • Laparoscopic splenectomy
    • Laparoscopic cholecystectomy for gallstone disease


  • Anti-obesity Surgery for Morbidly Obese Patients
    • Intragastric balloon
    • Laparoscopic Gastric Banding
    • Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy
    • Laparoscopic gastric by-pass surgery


  • Other Minimally Invasive Procedures
    • Laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair
    • Laparoscopic ventral and incisional hernia repair
    • Lower limb varicose vein laser surgery / Radiofrequency ablation
    • Laparoscopic appendicectomy


  • Other Surgery
    • Salivary gland excision
    • Thyroidectomy
    • Open repair of inguinal incisional hernia
Service Hours & Contact
Monday to Friday 10:00am to 1:00pm
3:00pm to 6:00pm
Saturday 10:00am – 1:00pm
Sunday & Public Holidays closed

For enquiries and appointments, please contact us at: (By appointment only)

  • LG1/F, Block E , Hong Kong Baptist Hospital
  • 2339 8210
  • 2339 8209
Dr.TSANG Shiu Hei
Director, Upper Gastrointestinal Surgery Centre
Clinical Associate Professor (Honorary), Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, CUHK
Specialist in General Surgery