Ms Gisella Salerno
General and Colorectal Surgeon
BSc(hons), MBBS, MD, FRCS
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:
I believe that all my patients have the right to a high-quality, evidence based approach to their care (this is my philosophy).
Some of the principal treatments carried out by Ms Gisella Salerno at Spire include:
Spire Thames Valley Hospital is only able to provide Covid-19 tests to patients undergoing surgery at our hospital. Covid-19 testing or antibody tests are not available as a standalone service.
General Medical Council
British Medical Association
Medical Protection Society
Royal College of Surgeons Surgical Tutor in Colorectal Cancer
MDT Surgical Lead for Pelvic Floor
Wexham Surgical Lead for Ambulatory Care