Professor Siba Senapati has been a consultant surgeon for more than 12 years and specialises in laparoscopic weight loss surgery, ambulatory bariatric surgery and anti-reflux surgery. Alongside the Alex, Siba is currently based at Salford Royal Hospital, which is also the leading regional centre bariatric surgery in Greater Manchester.
Training and Appointment
Professor Senapati completed his higher surgical training at the University of Wales, Cardiff. In 2000, he undertook a travelling fellowship to Sloan-Kettering Memorial Hospital, New York to enhance his knowledge and understanding of the management of cancers of stomach and gullet. In 2003, Siba was appointed as a consultant surgeon at the Pennine Acute NHS Trust Hospitals to lead management of cancers of the oesophagus and stomach.
Professor Senapati has extensive experience, performing more than 1000 laparoscopic cholecystectomies without bile duct injury and less than 1% minor complications. He has also carried out more than 700 weight loss procedures including laparoscopic gastric bypass, sleeve gastrectomy, gastric band and gastric balloon with excellent outcomes.
To increase awareness locally and with a view to extend nationally, Siba founded the OASIS-GB group (Obesity Awareness Support Information Services - Great Britain) in Greater Manchester, with full support from his medical colleagues, key health improvement organisations and friends from the volunteer sector. The aim and purpose of OASIS-GB is to find appropriate ways to tackle the current obesity and diabetes epidemic.
Professor Siba has visited the National Cancer Centre in Tokyo to participate in the International Symposium for promotion of research in gastric cancer. He has also presented at the International Society for the diseases of the oesophagus in Adelaide in 2004. He has presented and participated in the International Gastric Cancer Congress at Sao Paulo in 200, and was appointed as Honorary Consultant Surgeon at the Academic unit of Surgery at Homerton University Hospital.
In addition to the above fellowships and memberships, he regularly participates and presents his work both nationally and internationally and is an honorary senior lecturer at the University of Manchester.