Consultant Profile

Mr Shahab Siddiqi

Mr Shahab Siddiqi BSc, MBBS, FRCS, MD
Practicing at:
Spire Hartswood Hospital
  • General surgery
    • Colorectal surgery
    • Minimal access surgery
Special clinical interests:
  • Robotic surgery
  • Pelvic floor medicine and surgery
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Pruritus ani
Research interests:

Robotic surgery
Colorectal cancer
Pruritus ani
Surgical site infection
Faculty for Care of Critically Ill Surgical Patient Course and Basic Surgical Skills Course

Current NHS and /or university posts:

Consultant Colorectal Surgeon, Broomfield Hospital.
Honorary Senior Lecturer, Anglia Ruskin University

Year of first medical qualification:
Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies:

The Pelvic Floor Society
Association of Coloproctologists Great Britain and Ireland 
Royal College of Surgeons of England
Essex Pelvic Floor Group
Society of Robotic Surgeons
Editorial Board Journal of Robotic Surgery

Contact Details 
Telephone number to make a private appointment:
01277 266 766
Mr Siddiqi consults at Spire Hartswood Hospital on alternate Monday mornings.
Background Information 
Professional profile:

Mr Siddiqi is a Consultant 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, he has initiated advanced robotic surgery using the da Vinci robot for pelvic floor conditions and is one of the most experienced surgeons in this type of robotic surgery in the country. 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. 

Despite his background as a surgeon, Mr Siddiqi has extensive knowledge in medical problems such as irritable bowel syndrome, pelvic pain and Pruritus ani (anal itch) without which, he feels, he would not be able to manage complex surgical issues.

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 a Honorary Senior Lecturer at the university and is the GI module tutor for the MSc in minimal invasive surgery.

Mr Siddiqi graduated from St. Georges Hospital Medical School, London and later undertook research at the University of London studying methods trying to improve the detection of colorectal cancer spread for which he was awarded a 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 the rare accreditation for Sacral Nerve Stimulation from this unit. In New Zealand, he worked as a Laparoscopic Fellow at a busy innovative unit specialising in keyhole surgery.

He is on the editorial board for the Journal of Robotic Surgery.

 Operations carried out in last 3 years

  • 100 Robotic colorectal operations (Pelvic floor repair and cancer)
  • 90 Laparoscopic colorectal operations (Benign and cancer)
  • 100 Laparoscopic Hernia repairs
  • 300 Colonoscopy
Personal profile:

I am married with two very young children. I have run marathons, travelled widely and was a doctor for various treks to the Himalayas.

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Mr Shahab Siddiqi

Mr Shahab Siddiqi General surgery Consultant, Brentwood, Essex, private hospital specialist.

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