Mr Shahab Siddiqi is a Consultant General Surgeon at Broomfield Hospital. Within the Department of General Surgery, he is the Lead Surgeon for Pelvic Floor Surgery and Surgical Site Infections.
Since his appointment, Mr Siddiqi has initiated advanced robotic surgery using the da Vinci robot for pelvic floor conditions and has developed considerable experience in this type of robotic surgery. Broomfield Hospital is the only centre in Essex performing robotic operations and is a BUPA preferred centre for robotic surgery. This extensive robotic surgical experience has now been used for other colorectal operations including surgery for cancer. Mr Siddiqi has also introduced new and innovative therapies for faecal incontinence and constipation.
He has developed academic links with Anglia Ruskin University and is currently involved in surgical research projects in the fields of colorectal cancer and surgical infections. He is an Honorary Senior Lecturer at the university.
Mr Siddiqi graduated from St Georges Hospital Medical School, London and later undertook research at the University of London studying methods to try and improve the detection and spread of colorectal cancer for which he was awarded an MD thesis. He completed his specialist surgical training in the North East Thames Higher Surgical Training programme.
Mr Siddiqi obtained further advanced training in Castle Hill Hospital, Hull and Waikato Hospital, Hamilton, New Zealand. In Hull, which is a leading pelvic floor centre, he undertook a Pelvic Floor Fellowship. Subsequently, Mr Siddiqi obtained a rare accreditation for Sacral Nerve Stimulation from the same hospital. In New Zealand, Mr Siddiqi worked as a Laparoscopic Fellow at a busy and innovative unit specialising in keyhole surgery.
He is on the editorial board for the Journal of Robotic Surgery and peer reviews scientific articles for the British Medical Journal Case Reports.
MB BS 1993 University of London
Specialist Register entry date : General surgery From 03 Oct 2008
Royal College of Surgeons of England
The Pelvic Floor Society
Association of Coloproctologists Great Britain and Ireland
Society of Robotic Surgery