The Phoenix Group

Phoenix Health Fellowship


Fellowship location

Fellowship Centre Phoenix Health: Nuffield Grosvenor Hospital Chester and BMI Alexandra Hospital Manchester
Fellowship Country England
Centre Town/City Chester and Manchester


Fellowship faculty

Fellowship Director Professor David Kerrigan
Contact Number +44 20 7869 6116
Faculty Email David.Kerrigan@phoenix-health.co.uk


Fellowship details

Speciality focus Bariatric surgery
Duration 12 months
Salary Registrar pay scale
On-call Yes
Next available October/ November 2019


Fellowship history

Programme began 2007
Previous fellows 12
Current fellows 1
Operative experience

The post-holder will be exposed to a wide range of bariatric procedures including:

  • Laparoscopic gastric bypass (RYGB and OAGB)
  • Sleeve gastrectomy
  • DS/SADIS
  • Intragastric balloons
  • Complex revisional bariatric surgery


Fellowship contents

Oesophageal resection N/A
Gastric resection N/A
Liver resection N/A
Liver transplant N/A
Pancreas resection N/A
Bariatric surgery Yes
Research opportunities Yes (clinical)


Additional information

Fellows are responsible for day-to-day ward management and outpatient care of patients and will receive training in all aspects of bariatric surgery (including hands-on laparoscopic training and outpatient clinics). You will be expected to take part in a bariatric on-call rota (not particularly onerous).
We expect that after completing a 12-month Fellowship, candidates will be able to independently perform gastric banding, bypass and sleeve gastrectomy. Fellows will be encouraged to contribute to our active clinical research programme and receive mentoring in clinical research methodology.