Mr Shahab Ahmad Siddiqi

General surgery

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  • General
  • Lower GI surgery

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Mr Siddiqi is a consultant surgeon at Broomfield Hospital in Essex, where he is the lead surgeon for pelvic floor surgery, lead for colorectal robotic surgery and surgical site infection lead. He also has a private practice at Springfield Hospital, Spire Hartswood, The Rivers and Chartwell.

Since his appointment in 2011, Mr Siddiqi has led the development of an advanced robotic surgery facility at Broomfield Hospital. He is is one of the most experienced surgeons in the field of robotic-assisted surgery in the UK. Mr Siddiqi is now using his extensive experience in robotic surgery for pelvic floor conditions to develop surgical treatments for other colorectal diseases, including rectal cancer.

Mr Siddiqi has also introduced new and innovative treatments for faecal incontinence and constipation. His clinical interests are both surgical and medical, and include the mangement of pelvic floor disorders, pelvic pain, pruritus ani, irritable bowel syndrome and gastrointestinal motility disorders.

Mr Siddiqi completed his undergraduate training at St George’s Hospital Medical School, graduating in 1993. He received an MD degree from the University of London in 2008 for his research at the Royal London Hospital on methods to improve detection of the spread of colorectal cancer to the lymph glands using genetic techniques.

He embarked on his specialist training in general and colorectal surgery at the North Thames Deanery and undertook further advanced training in the form of a pelvic floor fellowship at Castle Hill Hospital, a leading pelvic floor centre in Hull. Subsequently he took up a laparoscopic surgery fellowship at Waikato Hospital in Hamilton, New Zealand, where he worked in an innovative unit specialising in keyhole surgery and developed an interest in the pelvic floor and minimal access surgery.

Mr Siddiqi is an honorary senior lecturer at Anglia Ruskin University and he is currently involved in a number of surgical research projects in the fields of colorectal cancer and surgical site infection. He is also a tutor for the Care of the Critically Ill Surgical Patient and Basic Surgical Skills courses aimed at surgeons in training and for the Training and Assessment in the Clinical Enviroment course for other consultant surgeons.

He has published a number of papers on various aspects of general and colorectal disease, and presented widely at meetings in the UK and abroad. He sits on various national committees: Executive committee of the Pelvic Floor Society, external affairs committee of the Association of Coloproctologists Great Britain and Ireland, Neurogastroenterology section committee of The British Society of Gastroenterology and the Colorectal section committee of The British Society of Gastroenterology. He is a member of the Royal College of Surgeons of England, The National Pelvic Floor Society, The Association of Coloproctology Great Britain & Ireland, The European Society of Neurogastroenterology and Motility and The British Society of Gastroenterology. He is also on the editorial board of the Journal of Robotic Surgery.

Areas of interest

Colorectal surgery (lower GI); Pelvic floor surgery; Minimal access; robotic surgery; Endoscopic procedures; Pruritus Ani; Bowel motility disorders; functional bowel problems; irritable bowel syndrome; Enteric dysmotility; Chronic Intermittent Pseudo-Obstruction; hernias; small bowel bacterial overgrowth; faecal incontinence; constipation; anismus; obstructive defaecation

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