South West Bariatric Surgery Course

Category: Training - School of Surgery

Date: May 14th 2012 until May 15th 2012

Location: Day 1: Musgrove Park Hospital, Taunton; Day 2: Clinical Anatomy Suite, Bristol University


First run in May 2010, this exciting course has been designed for:

• Year 5 or 6 senior trainees with an interest in a bariatric fellowship

• New consultants who intend to set up a bariatric surgery service

• Consultant surgeons undertaking gastric band surgery who wish to extend their practice

• Theatre personnel who assist/ interested in bariatric surgery


This intensive 2-day (2-centre) course comprises a Masterclass on day 1 involving live theatre demo and interactive discussion with expert faculty, followed by an optional skills rehearsal on fresh frozen human cadavers on day 2. The aim of the course is to enable delegates to become familiar with the principles of bariatric surgery, and the operative anatomy and techniques for laparoscopic gastric banding, sleeve gastrectomy and gastric bypass.

The course will include:

• Hands-on training for laparoscopic bariatric surgical techniques

• Expert faculty of experienced Bariatric surgeons

• Live expert demonstration of Bariatric surgery

• Advice and guidance for patient/procedure selection, risk management and discussion on the different techniques employed

• Simulated suturing practice


Course Director: Mr Richard Welbourn, Taunton

Faculty may include: David Mahon, Taunton / Ian Finlay, Truro / Peter Sedman, Hull / Simon Dexter, Leeds / Afshin Alijani, Dundee / Sean Woodcock, Northumbria / Venkatesh Jayanthi, Chelmsford / Dan Titcomb, Bristol

Course Venues: Day 1: Musgrove Park Hospital, Taunton

Day 2: Clinical Anatomy Suite, Bristol University (14 places available)



Consultants £100 (Day 1) £1,250 (Both days)

Trainees £75 (Day 1) £1,250 (Both days)

Others £50 (Day 1) £150 (Both days)


For further information or for registration details please contact the SWSTN Admin Office at 01935 384529

Project Administrator: Mrs Elaine Cox /

Project Manager: Dr Fiona Carter /