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.