Ms Gisella Salerno

General and Colorectal Surgeon

BSc(hons), MBBS, MD, FRCS

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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
  • Anal canal (proctology)

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


Treatment information

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

General surgery

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Additional information

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.

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

Research and publications

Contact information

Telephone 0117 239 4862
Private secretary Imogen
Private secretary telephone 0117 239 4862
Private secretary fax 0870 875 5910
Private secretary email