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The Wellington Hospital Facility

The Wellington Neuroendocrine Tumours Unit

Enquiries

020 7483 5854

The Wellington Hospital, South Building,

Wellington Place, St John's Wood

London NW8 9LE

Payment options available: This facility offers treatments at a fixed price

Why choose The Wellington NET Unit?

Our Wellington NET Unit is led by a multidisciplinary team with world-beating expertise in diagnosing and treating Neuroendocrine tumours (NETs).

The unit was opened in 2013 in response to a growing number of NET cases presenting at The Wellington Hospital. Since then, it has gained an international reputation of excellence in this specialist area.


Each patient diagnosed with a neuroendocrine tumour receives the highest level of support. Treatment is led by specialist doctors who work with a team of specialist NET and Oncology doctors and nurses.

Patients have immediate access to the pioneering medical care and technology needed for their treatment. We offer specialist diagnostics, such as nuclear medicine tests, which highlight tumour location and help your consultant plan the best treatment plan.

The Wellington NET Unit is led by consultant Professor Martyn Caplin, who has vast experience in neuroendocrine tumours and an international reputation for the management of neuroendocrine tumour patients.

The Net Unit team

During your diagnosis and treatment your specialists will work together as a multidisciplinary team to help manage your condition. This team consists of:

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    GI surgeons

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    Cardiologists

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    Hepatobiliary/pancreatic surgeons

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    Cardiothoracic surgeons

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    Oncologists

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    Radiologists

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    Gastroenterologists

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    Nuclear medicine physicians

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    Endocrinologists

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    Pathologists

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    Thoracic physicians

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    Specialist nursing teams

What is a neuroendocrine tumour?

Neuroendocrine tumours (NETs) develop from the cells able to make hormones and can be located anywhere in the body. NETs develop when the cells begin to grow abnormally, with common sites including the stomach, lungs, pancreas and intestine. As with all cancers, NETs grow when specialised cells change and begin to divide uncontrollably, creating abnormal masses or tumours. NETs are often slow growing, although a minority can grow aggressively. They may frequently grow without symptoms, thus diagnosis can be late with patients presenting with advanced disease. Although NETs make up around two per cent of all malignant gastroenteropancreatic system tumours, their more indolent biology means that the prevalence rate (i.e. those living with the condition) makes them more common than gastric cancer and myeloma. 


Patients with a NET tumour need highly specialised care and treatment. The Wellington NET Unit, is linked as a partner with the European Centre of Excellence at the Royal Free NHS Hospital Trust. Transferring the European Centre of Excellence standards to the private sector, our NET Unit ensures patients receive an expert service as well as access to the latest, cutting-edge treatment options.

 

Meet the team

Professor Martyn Caplin

Professor Martyn Caplin

Professor of Gastroenterology and Tumour Neuroendocrinology

Mr Christos Toumpanakis

Dr Christos Toumpanakis

Consultant in Gastroenterology and Neuroendocrine Tumours

Daniel Krell

Dr Daniel Krell

Consultant Oncologist

Meet our wider multidisciplinary team

Dr Michael Beckles, Respiratory Consultant
Dr James Bell, Consultant Radiologist
Dr Joseph Davar, Consultant Cardiologist
Prof Brian Davidson, Liver/HPB Surgeon
Mr Neil Davies, Consultant Radiologist
Dr Ranju Dhawan, Nuclear Medicine Consultant
Mr Colin Elton, GI Surgeon
Prof Kito Fusai, Liver/HPB Surgeon
Dr Gopi Gnanasegaran, Nuclear Medicine Consultant
Dr Anthony Goode, Consultant Radiologist
Dr Bernard Khoo, Consultant Endocrinologist
Professor Val Lewington, Nuclear Medicine Consultant
Mr Eric Lim, Consultant Thoracic Surgeon
Dr TuVinh Luong, Consultant Histopathologist
Mr Reza Mirnezami, GI Surgeon
Dr Shaunak Navalkissoor, Nuclear Medicine Consultant
Mr Olagunju Ogunbiyi , GI Surgeon
Dr Jennifer Watkinson, Nuclear Medicine Consultant

Providing support for NET patients

Consultant support network

A NET has a primary site, but may metastasise to other parts of the body. The NET specialist in charge of a patient’s treatment will refer and communicate with the specialists as required. The specialists include endocrinologists, radiologists and experts in intestinal carcinoid surgery.

Specialist doctors

This includes Professor Martyn Caplin, Professor of Gastroenterology and Tumour Neuroendocrinology at the Royal Free Hospital. Professor Caplin leads the Royal Free Hospital European Neuroendocrine Tumour Society Centre of Excellence and the affiliated NET Unit at The Wellington Hospital.

Oncologists

Leading oncologists with a background in treating NET cases, provide comprehensive care for patients diagnosed with neuroendocrine tumours.

Nuclear medicine physicians

The Wellington NET Unit uses experts in nuclear medicine to diagnose Neuroendocrine tumours, using state-of-the-art scanners and equipment.

Our location

The Wellington Hospital, South Building,

Wellington Place, St John's Wood

London NW8 9LE

The NET Unit is based in the South building of The Wellington Hospital, a short walk from St John's Wood underground station.

Contact The Wellington NET Unit

If you have any questions regarding treatment for Neuroendocrine tumours or would like to book an appointment with a consultant, contact our NET team by phone or email 

Call

020 7483 5854
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