University Hospitals of Coventry & Warwickshire

Upper GI Surgery


Fellowship location

Fellowship Centre University Hospitals of Coventry & Warwickshire
Fellowship Country England
Centre Town/City Coventry


Fellowship faculty

Fellowship Director Mr Vinod Menon
Contact Number 02476965278
Faculty Email


Fellowship details

Speciality focus Upper GI Surgery
Duration 12 months
Salary 49,086 p.a. + Banding (1b)
On-call Yes (1 in 10 Rota)
Next available Now


Fellowship history

Programme began 2016
Previous fellows 4
Current fellows 2
Operative experience Oesophagectomies 15; Gastrectomies 10; ARS 15; Heller’s 2; Laparoscopic cholecystectomy 50; Laparotomies 30


Fellowship contents

Oesophageal resection Yes – approximately 40 / year
Gastric resection Yes – approximately 20 / year
Liver resection No
Liver transplant No
Pancreas resection No
Bariatric surgery Yes – approximately 150 / year
Research opportunities Yes (clinical)


Additional information

The team comprises of 4 consultants, 4 middle grades, 2 CT grades, 2 FY1s and 3 ACPs.  The unit is the tertiary Upper GI centre for Coventry & Warwickshire and performs the spectrum of upper GI subspecialties covering OG cancer resections, laparoscopic benign and bariatric surgery. The unit has recently commenced a robotic programme.

UHCW is the second busiest Major Trauma Centre in the UK (TARN data), hence there is a significant exposure to emergency surgery and trauma whilst on call. Each of the four consultants have clinics, endoscopy lists, day-case and main theatres every week.

This post would be good experience for trainees approaching the end of training and looking to increase their skills ahead of applying for consultancy.