St George’s Hospital, London

Bariatric Fellowship

Fellowship location

Fellowship Centre St George’s Hospital, London
Fellowship Country England
Centre Town/City London

Fellowship faculty

Fellowship Director Mr Omar Khan
Contact Number 0208 725 0070
Faculty Email omar.khan7000@gmail.com

Fellowship details

Speciality focus Bariatric surgery
Duration 12 months
Salary Top end of registrar pay scale with opportunities to increase salary
On-call No
Next available October 2019

Fellowship history

Programme began 2009
Previous fellows 9
Current fellows 1
Operative experience 100 bariatric cases, of which 50 as first operator 30 anti-reflux procedures including LINX and STRETTA

Fellowship contents

Oesophageal resection No
Gastric resection No
Liver resection No
Liver transplant No
Pancreas resection No
Bariatric surgery Yes. The unit performs over 200 procedures per year
Research opportunities Yes (clinical and basic science)

Additional information

The Upper GI and Bariatric unit at St George’s Hospital is the supra- regional centre for bariatric and complex benign upper GI surgery in south London. We perform over 200 bariatric procedures per year including a significant proportion of revisional  cases. In addition we are the regional centre for complex anti-reflux surgery including fundoplications, LINX and STRETTA. We also perform complex abdominal wall reconstruction in collaboration the plastic surgeons.

The fellow post provides high quality training in both bariatric and complex benign upper GI surgery. By the end of a 1-year fellowship our fellows typically perform primary bariatric procedures unsupervised as well as undertaking revisional bariatric surgery.

The unit  has close academic links with the University, with members of the department holding academic contracts. Typically the unit produces between 8- 10 peer reviewed publications per year and is currently involved in 3 NIHR supported trials.