Ms Gisella Salerno

General and Colorectal Surgeon
BSc(hons), MBBS, MD, FRCS

Practising at

Spire Thames Valley Hospital

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Ms Gisella Salerno at Spire include:

General surgery

Other treatments


  • Endoscopy
  • Bowel disease

General surgery:

  • Colorectal surgery
  • Coloproctocology
  • Gastrointestinal cancer
  • Gastrointestinal pathology
  • Gastrointestinal surgery
  • Motility disorder

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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, 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).

Clinical Interests

Bowel disease
Colorectal surgery
Gastrointestinal cancer
Gastrointestinal pathology
Gastrointestinal surgery
General surgery
Hernia repair surgery
Inflammatory bowel disease
Laparoscopic surgery
Liver disease

Special Clinical Interests: Proctology, laparoscopic surgery especially laparoscopic colorectal resections for malignant and benign disease. I also perform hernia operations, colonoscopy and specialise in pelvic floor surgery.

Private contact details

Telephone 01753 665466
Private secretary Maria Kidd
Private secretary fax 01753 663964
Private secretary email

Media Coverage

Press release - Bowel Cancer

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Qualification and professional memberships

Professional memberships

Royal College of Surgeons of England
Association of Coloproctology in Great Britain and Ireland
Association Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland
General Medical Council
British Medical Association
Medical Protection Society

Professional leadership

Royal College of Surgeons Surgical Tutor in Colorectal Cancer
MDT Surgical Lead for Pelvic Floor
Wexham Surgical Lead for Ambulatory Care

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Current NHS posts

General and Colorectal Surgeon, Frimley Park NHS Foundation Trust. St Peters Hospital - Chertsey

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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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