Consultant Profile

Ms Gisella Salerno

Ms Gisella Salerno BSc(hons), MBBS, MD, FRCS
Practicing at:
Spire Thames Valley Hospital
  • Gastroenterology
    • Bowel disease
    • Colonoscopy
    • Coloproctocology
    • Endoscopy
    • Gastrointestinal cancer
    • Gastrointestinal pathology
    • Gastrointestinal surgery
    • Inflammatory bowel disease
    • Irritable bowel syndrome
    • Liver disease
    • Motility disorder
    • Nutrition
    • Obesity
    • Pancreatology
  • General surgery
    • Colonoscopy
    • Colorectal surgery
    • Endoscopy
    • Hernia repair surgery
Special clinical interests:

Proctology, inflammatory bowel disease, laparoscopic surgery especially laparoscopic colorectal resections for malignant and benign disease. I also perform hernia operations, colonoscopy and endoscopy. I also perform pelvic floor operations. 

Research interests:

MRI in staging and managing low rectal cancer.  I have written many papers on this subject and have done my doctorate with Prof Bill Heald from Basingstoke and Dr Brown from the Royal Marsden.  I have also written papers on The enhanced recovery programme.

Current NHS and /or university posts:

Consultant surgeon, Heatherwood and Wexham Park Hospital Foundation Trust.

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

Royal College of Surgeons of England.

Association of coloproctology in Great Britain and Ireland.

Association surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland.

Contact Details 
Private secretary:
Mrs Maria Kidd
Private secretary telephone number:
01753 665466
Private secretary email address:
Tuesday mornings
Background Information 
Professional profile:

I am a general surgeon specialising in colorectal diseases and disorders of the anal canal.  Therefore I am free to see patients that have a variety of surgical problems such as hernias, change in bowel habit, rectal bleeding and faecal incontinence.

I started my training at St Mary’s Medical School and have been trained at the laparoscopic centres of excellence at Frimley Park, Royal Surrey Guildford and St. Thomas’ Hospital. I did my research into MRI and low rectal cancer which was awarded an MD and started the Department of Health initiative ‘Lorec’- a study to improve the outcome of patients with low rectal cancer.

I am an accredited endoscopist(OGD, colonoscopy and removal of polyps). My specialist training in pelvic floor dysfunction allows me to offer patients surgery for rectal prolapse and effective management of evacuatory disorders.

The main services I provide are:

  • Laparoscopic (keyhole) surgery of the small and large bowel
  • Bowel cancer operations
  • Inflammatory bowel operations
  • Colonoscopy
  • Pelvic floor operations
  • Hernia repair surgery
  • Surgery of the rectum and anal canal (proctology)

I believe that all my patients have the right to high quality, evidence based approach to their care (as my philosophy).

Personal profile:

I live with my husband and two small children and I play the violin in a local amateur orchestra.  I also enjoy playing the piano, travelling, reading but most of all spending time and playing with my children.

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Ms Gisella Salerno

Ms Gisella Salerno Gastroenterology & General surgery Consultant, Slough, Berkshire, private hospital specialist.

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