Management of Neuroendocrine Tumours
WELLNET is led by Professor Martyn Caplin, who has a vast experience in neuroendocrine tumours and an international reputation for the management of neuroendocrine tumour patients. The centre is ideally placed to utilise the range of facilities and specialist doctors at The Wellington Hospital, helping to unite the different types of treatments under one roof.
The NETs Team
NETs are often slow growing and they frequently grow without symptoms, thus diagnosis can be late with patients presenting with advanced disease. During your diagnosis and treatment your specialists work together as a multidisciplinary team to help manage your condition.
During your treatment at the WELLNET Unit your treatment will be led by a NETs specialist doctor supported by specialist NET and oncology doctors and nurses.
“I am getting my life back. I have completed two, of the four, PRRT Treatments. I am now gardening again, cooking, cleaning and all of those little things we take for granted, including painting. I am an artist and painting is very important to me.”
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Supporting Consultants Network
An NE Tumour has a primary site, but may metastasise to other parts of the body. The NET specialist in charge of your treatment will refer and communicate with the specialists as required and ensure you are taken care of throughout your treatment. Your NET specialist doctor and the nursing team will still remain your primary contact base and are available if you have any questions.
The supporting Network of doctors for the WELLNET Unit include:
Dr Bernard Khoo
Dr James Bell
Dr Neil Davies
Dr Anthony Goode
Dr Nick Woodward
Intestinal Carcinoid Surgery
Mr Olagunju Ogunbiyi
Professor Marc Winslet
Pancreas and Liver Tumours
Professor Brian Davidson
Mr Giuseppe Fusai
Mr Dinesh Sharma
Mr Darryl Baker (Carotid Body / Glomus Neck tumours)
Professor George Hamilton
Carcinoid Heart Disease
Dr Joseph Davar
Dr Michael Beckles (Physician)
Mr Eric Lim (Surgeon)
Services supporting the WELLNET Unit
A ward pharmacy service operates between 8.30am and 5.30pm, Monday to Friday and the dispensary is situated on the basement level. An on-call Pharmacist is available 24 hours a day.
We are open 24/7 and our on-call team can perform, CT, MRI and X-rays at short notice should an urgent acute admission require a diagnostic scan.