Mr Shahab Siddiqi is a well-regarded consultant surgeon based in Essex, who specialises in colorectal surgery and pelvic floor surgery. He treats a variety of conditions, including irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), enteric dysmotility, and pruritis (itchy bottom), and is one of the UK's leading experts in using advanced robotic-assisted surgery for the treatment of colorectal diseases. He has led the development of the advanced robotic surgery facility at Broomfield Hospital since 2011. He also introduced new and innovative treatments for bowel incontinence and constipation, and has both surgical and medical clinical interests, including the management of pelvic floor disorders, pelvic pain, irritable bowel syndrome, whole gut motility disorders, functional bowel disorders, and pruritus ani.
Mr Siddiqi qualified from St George’s Hospital Medical School in 1993, before completing specialist training in general and colorectal surgery at the North Thames Deanery. He also undertook a pelvic floor fellowship at Castle Hill Hospital, Hull and a laparoscopic surgery fellowship at Waikato Hospital in Hamilton, New Zealand. His research into methods to improve detection of the spread of colorectal cancer to the lymph glands using genetic techniques at the Royal London Hospital earned him an MD from the University of London in 2008.
Mr Siddiqi now serves as the lead surgeon for pelvic floor surgery in the Department of General Surgery, also practising privately at Springfield Hospital. He is an honorary senior lecturer at Anglia Ruskin University and is still involved in a number of research projects. He is currently using his expertise in robotic surgery to help develop new surgical treatment methods for other colorectal diseases, like rectal cancer.