Musgrove Park Hospital, Taunton

Upper GI / Bariatric Fellowship


Fellowship location

Fellowship Centre Musgrove Park Hospital, Taunton
Fellowship Country England
Centre Town/City Taunton


Fellowship faculty

Fellowship Director Mr Richard Welbourn
Contact Number 01823 342100
Faculty Email


Fellowship details

Speciality focus UGI / Bariatric Surgery
Duration 12 months
Salary As per national fellow rates with on call commitment
On-call Yes
Next available October 2019


Fellowship history

Programme began 2007
Previous fellows Approximately 15 (several were fellows for 6 months)
Current fellows One in this scheme in addition to one hospital fellow and one SpR
Operative experience All able to do primary bariatric surgery independently on completion


Fellowship contents

Oesophageal resection No
Gastric resection No
Liver resection No
Liver transplant No
Pancreas resection No
Bariatric surgery Yes – The unit performs approximately 220 bariatric procedures per year.
Research opportunities Yes (clinical)


Additional information

This has been an RCS approved fellowship since inception. Please feel free to contact any of our previous fellows, all of whom are in consultant posts, to find out about it.