Professor Aali Sheen

Director of Manchester General Surgery

Professor Aali J Sheen

Consultant General and HepatoPancreato-Biliary/ Laparoscopic Surgeon MD, FRCS (Eng), FRCS (Gen), FEBS(AWS)

Main specialist interests - 
General Surgery, Hernia, Liver, Gallbladder & Pancreas 

Based- Manchester and London 

Med School: 1993
Appointed Consultant: 2005
Appointed Professor: 2016

Winner of Chicago Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons, Durand Smith MD award in 2002

Has chronic groin pain incidence of 0.3% for his technique to repair inguinal hernia - Manchester Groin Repair

Professor Aali Sheen qualified in medicine from the University of Dundee in 1993. He became a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England in 1998 (FRCS), obtaining a Doctorate in 2003 from the University of Manchester (M.D.) followed by his final specialist fellowship from the Intercollegiate board in General Surgery in 2005 (FRCS Gen Surg). Professor Sheen undertook training in General Surgery in London, Hertfordshire, Oxford and Manchester following which he undertook specialised HepatoPancreato-Biliary (Liver, Pancreas and Gallbladder) training in both Manchester and Leeds as well as specialist hernia surgery training in Sweden. 

His main clinical interests are diseases of the Liver, Pancreas, Gallbladder and Bile duct as well as Hernia surgery, with expertise in advanced laparoscopic 'keyhole' surgery and mainly undertakes procedures for the treatment of gallstones and cancers of both the Liver and Pancreas, inguinal hernias & the sportsman?s groin (inguinal disruption).

Since his appointment as a Consultant in 2005, he is one of the very few internationally recognised hernia specialist in the North of England, with almost 100 publications, 4 book chapters and invitations to speak at many international & national hernia conferences, he is also the President of the British Hernia Society (2020 - 22). Prof.Sheen has been invited to undertake live surgery at conferences in Holland, Turkey and Greece to date. He undertook the world’s first inguinal hernia repair using the Versius robotic platform (rvTEP) ini 2020 as well as conducting the world’s first randomised controlled trial for the sportsman’s groin. Prof. Sheen also re-named the sportsman’s hernia as ‘inguinal disruption’ at a consensus conference in 2014 in Manchester. He has also published two innovative surgical techniques, The Manchester Groin Repair, which has a chronic pain incidence of 0.3% & his minimally invasive liver mobilisation technique. 

Professor Sheen has operated and repaired the groins of many high profile Premiership football players, league players, Scottish FA teams, European footballers as well as international cricket stars, rugby players (League and Union), GB martial arts team, olympic rowers and motor racing drivers. As well as groin assessments and surgery, he also manages adductor injuries and is part of the Hip and Groin team in Manchester

Professor Sheen will provide a fast track, seamless service for all patients who are referred suffering from ailments within his field including All types of Hernia, Gallstones, Weight loss, Jaundice, Pancreatitis, suspected cancer of the Liver and Pancreas and Abdominal symptoms/ pain.
Professor Sheen also has a clinic at Fortius in London, which is dedicated to the care of abdominal wall hernias, sportsman’s groin and chronic groin pain

Clinical positions

Clinical Director for General Surgery at Manchester Royal Infirmary - 2009 to 2014
Associate Clinical Head of Division for Surgery at Manchester Royal Infirmary
Clinical Lead for Audit for Division of Surgery at Manchester Royal Infirmary

Non clinical appointments

MAHSC Honorary Clinical Professor of Surgery, University of Manchester                                                     

Visiting Professor Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU)

Faculty member of ASIT Manchester MRCS & Alpine FRCS III Courses
6th President of British Hernia Society

Past Subcommittees of European Hernia Society, Awards committee of American Hernia Society           

Congress President of European Hernia Society, EHS Manchester October 2022

Professor Sheen is a Member/ Fellow of the following institutions:

Royal College of Surgeons of England (RCS)

Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland (ASGBI)

Association of Surgeons of Uppergastrointestinal Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland (AUGIS)

International HepatobiliaryPancreatic Association (IHPBA)

Professor Sheen is a Board member of the British Hernia Society (BHS) 

Professor Sheen is also a co-director of the following organisations:

Manchester Hernia Clinic

Groin Pain Clinic

Surgical Care Specialists

Alexandra Hospital Liver & HPB Unit

Notable Awards

2001 North of England Gastroenterological society award

2002 Ethicon Hernia Essay prize

2002 Chicago Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons, Durand Smith MD Award

2011 'Visiting Professor' Westlake, California

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