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Meet The Team

Upper GI 

Sri Kadirkamanathan

Venkatesh Jayanthi

Cheuk Bong Tang

Bruno Lorenzi

 

Colorectal 

Shahab Siddiqi

Tom Pearson

Gemma Conn

 

Urology 

Martin Nuttall

Rowan Casey



Mr Martin Nuttall

Mr Nuttall is a Consultant Urological Surgeon at Broomfield Hospital. 

Since his appointment, he has used the da Vinci robot for renal pyeloplasty surgery. Broomfield Hospital is
the only centre in Essex performing robotic operations and receives referrals from elsewhere in the County
to carry out this surgery.

Mr Nuttall graduated from St Mary’s Hospital Medical School, London and Cambridge University and later
undertook research at the University of London and Royal College of Surgeons of England studying methods
of reporting surgical outcomes for which he was awarded a MD thesis. He completed his specialist surgical
training in the South Thames Higher Urological Training programme.  At Guy’s hospital, he trained with
highly experienced renal cancer and stone surgeons.

Specialisms:

Urology

Renal pyeloplasty surgery

Patient stories:

Carrying out surgery using the da Vinci robot has several advantages over standard laparoscopic surgery.
Firstly, the 3D vision and lack of tremor allow more precise dissection.  Secondly, the ability to carry out
complex suturing tasks becomes much easier with robotic assistance.  Almost all patients have been
discharged the following day after surgery



Mr Shabhab Siddiqi

Mr Siddiqi is a Consultant Surgeon at Broomfield Hospital. Within the Department of General Surgery,
he is the Lead Surgeon for Pelvic Floor Surgery and the Surgical Site Infections.  

Since his appointment, he has initiated advanced robotic surgery using the da Vinci robot for pelvic floor
conditions and is one of the most experienced surgeons in this type of robotic surgery in the country.
Broomfield Hospital is the only centre in Essex performing robotic operations. This extensive robotic
surgical experience is also being used for other colorectal operations including cancer surgery.
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. He is a Honorary Senior
Lecturer at the university and is the GI module tutor for the MSc in minimal invasive surgery.

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 accreditation for Sacral Nerve
Stimulation from this unit.

He is on the editorial board for the Journal of Robotic Surgery.

Specialisms:

General Surgery, Colorectal Surgery and Pelvic Floor Medicine

Operations performed with the robot – Procedures for colon cancer, diverticular disease pelvic floor
prolapse and rectal prolapse (internal and external)

Patient stories:

Mrs X had a long history of pelvic floor problems. She had seen many doctors for several years and
had 2 operations. Her problems continued and she referred to Mr Siddiqi. Mr Siddiqi diagnosed
obstructive defaecation syndrome from internal rectal prolapse combined with a rectocele. A robotic
sacrocolporectopexy was performed and Mrs X was discharged the day after surgery. Follow up confirmed
an excellent result.



Mr Bruno Lorenzi

Mr Lorenzi is a Consultant Upper GI and Bariatric Surgeon at Broomfield Hospital. He graduated and
completed his surgical training at the prestidious University of Siena in Italy, where he also achieved
his Ph.D. in Oncology and Genetics in collaboration with the University of Oxford.

Mr Lorenzi obtained training in high volume renowned Centres in USA (Cleveland Clinic in Weston, Florida),
in France (Istitut Paoli-Calmettes in Marseille), and in UK (Oxford Radcliffe University Hospitals, St. James’
University Hospital in Leeds, The Royal Marsden Hospital and Imperial College in London). He has a
particular interest in minimally invasive surgery, in particular in the fields of oesophago-gastric malignancies,
and bariatric and metabolic surgery.

Mr Lorenzi has achieved significant robotic surgical experience. He completed his Advanced Robotic
Surgical Course at the International School of Robotic Surgery in Grosseto (Italy) in 2011. At imperial College
in London, he was part of the team that performed the first robotic gastric bypasses for morbid obesity in UK.

The Upper GI Unit at Broomfield Hospital has a great reputation for surgical innovation and use of da Vinci
robot to improve patient care. Mr Lorenzi has experience in robotic surgery for morbid obesity, oesophageal
achalasia and gastric pacing for gastroparesis. Together with his surgical colleagues, he has been gradually
introducing the use of  the da Vinci robot in the treatment of patients with oesophageal and gastric cancers.

Mr Lorenzi has developed academic links with the Anglia Ruskin University and will be part of the
Faculty teaching at the MCh in Minimal Invasive and Robotic Surgery.

Specialisms:

General Surgery, Upper GI Cancer Surgery, Anti-reflux Surgery, Gallstones Diseases, Heller’s Myotomy
for Achalasia, Gastric Electrical Stimulator (GES) for Gastroparesis

Operations performed with the robot – Procedures for oesophageal achalasia and GES for
gastroparesis. Introducing robotic surgery for the treatment of oesophageal and gastric cancer.