Sunderland Royal Hospital

Bariatric Fellowship


Fellowship location

Fellowship Centre Sunderland Royal Hospital
Fellowship Country England
Centre Town/City Sunderland


Fellowship faculty

Fellowship Director Mr William Carr
Contact Number 0191-5656256 ext 57080
Faculty Email


Fellowship details

Speciality focus Bariatrics
Duration 12 months
Salary Registrar pay scale
On-call Yes
Next available October 2020


Fellowship history

Programme began 2009
Previous fellows 10
Current fellows 1
Operative experience >100 primary bariatric procedures


Fellowship contents

Oesophageal resection No
Gastric resection No
Liver resection No
Liver transplant No
Pancreas resection No
Bariatric surgery Yes – The unit performs over 400 bariatric procedures per year.
Research opportunities Yes (clinical)


Additional information

This is a well-established bariatric fellowship in a large bariatric centre performing over 400 bariatric cases per year. Previous fellows have progressed to Bariatric consultant posts across the UK. Recent activity has fallen from a peak of 650 operative cases but the unit continues to receive over 1000 new patient referrals per year for weight loss surgery and we expect a minimum of 400 operations per year. The post has RCS Eng approval. The unit has an excellent academic record which the fellow would be expected to contribute to. Balloon, Band, sleeve RYGB and Loop Bypass are performed in addition to revisional surgery. Over the course of the year we would anticipate a post CCT to develop independence in managing all aspects of bariatric care including pre-operative workup, patient and procedure selection, post-op and emergency care in addition and be involved in 100 operative cases, with independent practice developing over the year.