South West Bariatric Surgery Course

Category: Training - School of Surgery

Date: May 20th 2013 until May 21st 2013

Location: Day 1: Musgrove Park Hospital, Taunton; Day 2: Vesalius Clinical Training Centre, Bristol



First run in May 2010, this intensive (2-centre) 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/are interested in bariatric surgery and medical personnel who assist in the care of bariatric patients.

This course comprises a Masterclass on day 1 with live theatre links and interactive discussion with expert faculty. Delegates may also choose to attend 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 different surgical techniques
  • 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; Marco Barreca, Luton; Simon Higgs, Gloucester; Hamish Noble, Taunton; Jon Barry, Swansea; Peter Small, Sunderland; Paul Leeder, Derby


Day 1

Consultants £150
Trainees (Surgical and Medical) £120
Other Health Professional £50

Both Days

Delegate Fee £1150
Medical Observer £200
Nursing Observer £120

For additional information/online booking

See the SWSTN website at (Phone: 01935 384529; Email: