Mr Michael Anthony Silva

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Last updated: 12 Nov 2020

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  • Hepatobiliary

About me

Mr Michael A Silva is a Consultant Hepatobiliary, Pancreatic (HPB) and General Surgeon at Nuffield Health, The Manor Hospital, Oxford and was appointed Consultant at the Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust in 2009.

He graduated from the University of Colombo, Sri Lanka and completed his Higher Surgical Training in the West Midlands, UK in 2009. He trained extensively in HPB Surgery along with Liver Transplantation at the Liver Unit, University Hospital Birmingham. He gained an MD in 2007 after research into injury caused to the liver during surgery and transplantation, from the University of Birmingham.

Mr Silva deals with surgical treatments for the whole spectrum of HPB disease. These comprise of gallstone, biliary and pancreatic disease including pancreatitis. Surgery for cancer of the liver, biliary system and the pancreas also fall within his expertise. He also has a special interest in the treatment of bile duct injuries sustained at surgery.

Mr Silva is clinical lead for Liver Surgery MDT at the Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust. Mr Silva was also previously clinical lead for the Surgical Emergency Unit at the John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford University Hospitals. This unit deals with all emergency surgical admissions to the John Radcliffe Hospital.

Mr Silva is currently Deputy Director Regional Networks for the Royal College of Surgeon of Edinburgh having been a Regional Surgical Advisor for the Royal College since 2014.

Mr Silva is a member of the Association of Upper GI Surgeons and the Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland. He is also a member of the Society of Academic and Research Surgeons. He has in excess of 60 publications in international peer reviewed journals and has written many book chapters on his speciality subjects.
Mr Silva is a reviewer for numerous international scientific journals aligned to general and HPB surgery.

Areas of interest

Gallbladder and Gallstone disease;
Benign and malignant biliary disease;
Laparoscopic gallbladder and biliary surgery

Liver surgery:
Laparoscopic and open access.
Benign and malignant liver disease. This includes surgery for symptomatic liver cysts and benign tumours of the liver and gallbladder.

Malignant tumours of the liver including colorectal cancer metastases, and primary liver tumours like hepatocellular cancer (HCC) and cholangiocarcinoma.

Pancreatic surgery:
Benign pancreatic diseases like cystic tumours including intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasms (IPMN). The management of acute and chronic pancreatitis.

Total pancreatectomy and islet autotransplantation

Whipple's procedures and distal pancreatectomies for pancreatic tumours.

Hepatobiliary and pancreatic surgery for neuroendocrine tumours

Surgery for small bowel and root of mesentery tumours

Repair of ventral and inguinal hernias

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Anaesthetists worked with

  • Mr Michael Anthony Silva has worked with Dr Douglas Wilkinson at the following hospitals:

    • Nuffield Health The Manor Hospital (1-5)
  • Mr Michael Anthony Silva has worked with Dr Jonathan Mason at the following hospitals:

    • Churchill Hospital (1-5)
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