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Anaesthetic Fellowships

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Upper Gastrointestinal Anaesthesia

The Oxford UGI surgery Centre is located at The Churchill Hospital within the Oxford Radcliffe Hospitals NHS Trust. There is an active oesophageal cancer programme with more than 60 thoraco-abdominal procedures carried out each year.

There is increasing demand for Bariatric surgery, including sleeve gastrectomy and gastric bypass procedures. Surgical Consultants involved in oesophageal and Bariatric surgery are Mr N. Maynard, Mr R. Marshall, Mr R. Gillies, and Mr B. Sgromo (Clinical Lead).

Every week there are several major surgical procedures such as liver resections and Whipple’s procedures. Those procedures are usually done by Professor Friend, Mr Z. Soonawalla, Mr Silva, Mr S. Reddy, and Mr V. Udupa.

Clinical Curriculum

This UGI Anaesthesia Fellowship training programme will be for a period of 12 months.

On completion of the programme the Fellow should have achieved a level of knowledge and experience for competent independent management of patients undergoing moderate and extensive UGI surgery. The Fellow should have gained sufficient experience to safely manage patients with significant co-morbidities for major surgery. The Fellow should have been actively involved in research and teaching and should have reached a level of competence suitable to take on the post of a consultant with an interest in UGI anaesthesia and peri-operative care.

The Fellow is expected to become involved in teaching and training, research and audit, and in the general management of patients undergoing UGI surgery and related procedures, including pre-operative workup, intensive care and high dependency provision and post-operative analgesia.


Dr Andris Klucniks Head of Transplant Anaesthesia Fellowship Programme Head of Anaesthesia for Cancer surgery Head of Upper GI Anaesthesia Fellowship Programme Email: