This site contains the South Australian Clinical Prioritisation Criteria (CPC) for most frequently referred Upper G.I. (Oesophagogastric) and Hepatopancreatic Biliary (HPB) Surgery conditions.

Upper G.I. (Oesophagogastric) and HPB Surgery conditions

Please note this is not an exhaustive list of all conditions for outpatient services and does not exclude consideration for referral unless specifically stipulated in the Upper G.I. (Oesophagogastric) and Hepatopancreatic Biliary Surgery exclusions section.

Out of scope

Not all medical conditions are covered by the CPC, as certain conditions may be considered out of scope or managed by other specialist services:

  • nil

Exclusions for public specialist outpatient services

Not all ophthalmology conditions are appropriate for referral into the South Australian public health system. The following are not routinely provided in a public specialist outpatient service:

  • asymptomatic gallstones
  • gall bladder polyps without deranged liver function test LFTs (less than 10mm) on ultrasound (US)

Emergency information

See the individual condition pages for more specific emergency information.


We welcome requests for further information or feedback on the CPC and website, please refer to the relevant form below.

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The Upper G.I. (Oesophagogastric) and Hepatopancreatic Biliary Surgery CPC is due for review in July 2026.

Evidence statement