Challenges in Gastric Band Surgery

Category: Training - School of Surgery

Date: June 1st 2012

Location: Musgrove Park Hospital, Taunton TA1 5DA

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Course aims

This comprehensive 1-day course will focus on the importance of the multi-disciplinary team approach to the management of patients with gastric bands. In addition to seminars and discussion, there will also be practical clinical demonstrations of band fills and patients will share their post-operative experiences.

Individual roles and the principles of patient selection / preparation will be discussed, as well as inpatient care and the principles of individualised follow-up care.

Target Audience

  • Consultants
  • Surgical, medical, radiology trainees (ST3 and above)
  • Allied Health Professionals (e.g. specialist nurses; dietitians; practice administrators; outpatient/ theatre/ ward nurses; established bariatric teams/ teams in development)


  • Mr Richard Welbourn / Mr David Mahon, Consultant Bariatric Surgeons, MPH
  • Professor Michael Rhodes, Norwich
  • Dr Rob Andrews, Senior Lecturer, University of Bristol
  • Dr Carel le Roux, Read, Department Metabolic Medicine, Imperial College London
  • Clinical Bariatric Psychologist
  • Ms Yasmin Ferguson, Clinical Nurse Specialist, MPH
  • Ms Nicky Green, Senior Bariatric Nurse, The Bariatric Group, Taunton
  • Ms Vicky Krawec, Senior Bariatric Dietitian, MPH



Consultants: £75
Surgical Trainees: £50
Other healthcare professionals: £25
(6 CPD points awarded for this course)

Further information is available on our website or alternatively please contact:
Telephone: 01935 384529

Administrator: Mrs Elaine Cox)

Manager: Dr Fiona Carter)