Mr Shahab Siddiqi - General Surgeon in Chelmsford

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Mr Shahab Siddiqi - General Surgery

Mr Shahab Siddiqi is a General Surgeon at Springfield Hospital in Essex and Rivers Hospital in Herfordshire

Based at: Springfield Hospital | Get directions | Go to hospital website

Clinical interests

Mr Siddiqi is a consultant surgeon as a lead surgeon for pelvic floor surgery, lead for colorectal robotic surgery and surgical site infection lead. He also has a private practice at Springfield Hospital, Spire Hartswood, The Rivers and Chartwell.

Since his appointment in 2011, Mr Siddiqi has led the development of an advanced robotic surgery facility at Broomfield Hospital. He is is one of the most experienced surgeons in the field of robotic-assisted surgery in the UK. Mr Siddiqi is now using his extensive experience in robotic surgery for pelvic floor conditions to develop surgical treatments for other colorectal diseases, including rectal cancer. 

Mr Siddiqi has also introduced new and innovative treatments for faecal incontinence and constipation. His clinical interests are both surgical and medical, and include the management of pelvic floor disorders, pelvic pain, pruritus ani, irritable bowel syndrome and gastrointestinal motility disorders.

Mr Siddiqi completed his undergraduate training at St George’s Hospital Medical School, graduating in 1993. He received an MD degree from the University of London in 2008 for his research at the Royal London Hospital on methods to improve detection of the spread of colorectal cancer to the lymph glands using genetic techniques. 

He embarked on his specialist training in general and colorectal surgery at the North Thames Deanery and undertook further advanced training in the form of a pelvic floor fellowship at Castle Hill Hospital, a leading pelvic floor centre in Hull. Subsequently he took up a laparoscopic surgery fellowship at Waikato Hospital in Hamilton, New Zealand, where he worked in an innovative unit specialising in keyhole surgery and developed an interest in the pelvic floor and minimal access surgery. 

Mr Siddiqi is an honorary senior lecturer at Anglia Ruskin University and he is currently involved in a number of surgical research projects in the fields of colorectal cancer and surgical site infection. He is also a tutor for the Care of the Critically Ill Surgical Patient and Basic Surgical Skills courses aimed at surgeons in training and for the Training and Assessment in the Clinical Environment course for other consultant surgeons.

He has published a number of papers on various aspects of general and colorectal disease, and presented widely at meetings in the UK and abroad. He sits on various national committees: Executive committee of the Pelvic Floor Society, external affairs committee of the Association of Coloproctologists Great Britain and Ireland, Neurogastroenterology section committee of The British Society of Gastroenterology and the Colorectal section committee of The British Society of Gastroenterology. He is a member of the Royal College of Surgeons of England, The National Pelvic Floor Society, The Association of Coloproctology Great Britain & Ireland, The European Society of Neurogastroenterology and Motility and The British Society of Gastroenterology. He is also on the editorial board of the Journal of Robotic Surgery.

Interests: Colorectal surgery (lower GI); Pelvic floor surgery; Minimal access; robotic surgery; Endoscopic procedures; Pruritus Ani; Bowel motility disorders; functional bowel problems; irritable bowel syndrome; Enteric dysmotility; Chronic Intermittent Pseudo-Obstruction; hernias; small bowel bacterial overgrowth; faecal incontinence; constipation; anismus; obstructive defaecation

Academic background

• BSc St Mary's Hospital Medical School 1992

• MBBS St George's Hospital Medical School 1993

• FRCS Royal College of Surgeon of England 2007

• MD University of London 2008


Mr Siddiqi has introduced new and innovative therapies for faecal incontinence and constipation. 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.

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.

Professional Memberships

Royal College of Surgeons, General Medical Council, Association of Coloproctology Great Britain & Ireland, The Pelvic Floor Society, British Society of Gastroenterology 

NHS base

Broomfield Hospital

Clinic Times

Monday Evening, Thursday afternoon

01245 200307