University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff

Liver Fellowship

Fellowship location

Fellowship Centre University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff
Fellowship Country Wales
Centre Town/City Cardiff

Fellowship faculty

Fellowship Director Mr Nagappan Kumar
Contact Number 02920744793
Faculty Email nagappan.kumar@wales.nhs.uk

Fellowship details

Speciality focus Liver surgery
Duration 12 months
Salary Registrar pay scale
On-call No
Next available August 2019

Fellowship history

Programme began 2016
Previous fellows 2
Current fellows 1
Operative experience 25-30 liver resections as primary surgeon depending on previous experience in addition to managing complex HPB cases in emergency (liver abscess, intrahepatic stones, bile duct injury etc)

Fellowship contents

Oesophageal resection No
Gastric resection No
Liver resection Yes. The unit performs 110-120 liver resections per year
Liver transplant No
Pancreas resection No
Bariatric surgery No
Research opportunities Yes (clinical)

Additional information

This is a Liver unit and is the designated centre to manage all patients with liver surgical problems in South Wales (population 2.2 million). Benign pancreatic patients are managed here for the Cardiff area. This unit performs all kinds of liver resections including laparoscopic resections. The main emphasis is on parenchymal preserving resections where we perform complex resections to allow parenchymal preservation.