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Is the dysphagia due to dysmotility or tumour? What do I do next?

23rd April 2020


This webinar will cover the following:

  • 2 case presentations
  • Discuss history and examination findings
  • Describe investigations and the role in making a diagnosis
  • Explore management options


Ms Cynthia Borg

Ms Cynthia-Michelle Borg qualified as a Doctor of Medicine and Surgery from the University of Malta in 1997. After foundation and basic surgical training at St Luke’s Hospital, she moved to the UK for specialist training. 

She completed a research degree (MD University of London), focusing on the changes in gut hormones after bariatric surgery. Ms Borg completed her specialist surgical training in upper GI, general and bariatric surgery in London and North-East Thames region.

Cynthia completed a laparoscopic and bariatric surgical fellowship at University College Hospital, London. In 2012, she was appointed as a Lead Consultant Surgeon at University Hospital Lewisham. Her specialist clinical and research interests are bariatric and metabolic surgery. She also has a keen interest in laparoscopic abdominal surgery, in particular the management of gallstone disease and gastro-oesophageal reflux. 

Ms Borg has published in peer-reviewed journals and presented in national and international meetings. She is a reviewer for several international journals. She is a Regional Surgical Advisor of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. Cynthia is also an elected council member of British Obesity and Metabolic Surgery Society (BOMSS) and of Association of Upper GI surgery of Great Britain and Ireland (AUGIS).  


Mr Paul Gallagher

Paul Gallagher is a Consultant General Surgeon at the Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust. He trained in the Northern Region after qualification from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne. After a Fellowship in Adelaide he took up a post as a Consultant Upper Gastrointestinal Surgeon. He was the Clinical Lead for Upper GI surgery for several years and the lead surgeon for the opening of the country’s first purpose built Emergency Hospital: NSECH.

Paul is currently the Head of School of Surgery for Health Education England North East & Cumbria. He oversees the training of all surgical trainees in the Region. He is a current examiner for the Intercollegiate Examination in General Surgery (FRCS) and former MRCS examiner. He is a Fellow of the Faculty of Surgical Trainers. He was the Training Programme Director for Higher Surgical Trainees in General Surgery and was also a Regional Surgical Advisor for the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.


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