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Advanced Thoracic Fellowship Guy’s Hospital

Posted: 06 February 2017 09:01 PM  
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Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospitals - Thoracic Anaesthesia Advanced Training Module

Thoracic (pulmonary) surgery is performed at Guy’s Hospital, the largest of 35 thoracic units in the UK, performing 1700 procedures per year. Thoracic procedures performed include:

* Lung resection for cancer – thoracotomies (350 per year), pneumonectomies, tracheobronchial resection

* Rigid bronchoscopy – combined radiological tracheobronchial stenting; cryotherapy; diagnostic

* Pleural disease surgery – pneumothorax treatment, mesothelioma, infective disease (375 via VATS per year)

* Video-assisted thoracoscopies (VATS) (750 per year) – for lobectomies, pleural disease treatment, bullectomy

Previous fellows have presented at regional, national and international meetings and published in several journals.

This thoracic anaesthesia fellowship of six-months at Guy’s hospital would include experience in:

* One-lung ventilation and managing hypoxaemia

* Anaesthesia for rigid bronchoscopy, high–pressure source ventilation techniques

The post is suitable for any anaesthetist who wishes to gain experience in complex surgical cases. Transferable skills include:

* Managing major surgical cases

* Difficult airway management

* Regional anaesthetic techniques using ultrasound

* Preoperative assessment and optimisation

* Enhanced recovery for major cancer surgery

In addition the fellow is expected to:

* Actively participate in on-going thoracic anaesthesia projects

* Initiate and submit written work to meetings and/or peer-reviewed journals within their post

* Teach in the multi-faculty Thoracic Simulation Course at the Simulation and Interactive Learning Centre (SaIL)

Interested applicants should contact Dr Cheng Ong, () or Dr Emilie Hoogenboom (), Consultant Anaesthetists.

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