University Hospitals Plymouth

OG cancer Fellowship


Fellowship location

Fellowship Centre University Hospitals Plymouth
Fellowship Country England
Centre Town/City Plymouth


Fellowship faculty

Fellowship Director Mr Arun Ariyarathenam
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Fellowship details

Speciality focus Oesophago-gastric cancer surgery
Duration 6 months (extendable to 12)
Salary As per NHS salary pay scale
On-call Yes (1 night every fortnight and a few cover weekends per year)
Next available October 2019


Fellowship history

Programme began 2014
Previous fellows 3
Current fellows 1
Operative experience Operative Experience of Previous Fellows: Post CCT from UK (independent in General Surgery, with declared Oesophago-gastric Surgery with minimum 1-2 year experience at Senior Reg level).


Fellowship contents

Oesophageal resection Yes (the unit performs 65-90 procedures per year)
Gastric resection Yes (the unit performs 20-30 procedures per year)
Liver resection No
Liver transplant No
Pancreas resection No
Bariatric surgery No (although the unit performs 50-60 procedures per year)
Research opportunities Yes (clinical)


Additional information

The unit currently participate in the international/national studies such a ROMIO, OCCAMS and BEST3. There is a full time MD research registrar on the unit, but in addition the fellow gets opportunities to participate in Clinical research.