Aali Sheen

Professor Aali J Sheen
Consultant General and HepatoPancreato-Biliary Surgeon
MD, FRCS (Eng), FRCS (Gen)
'Visiting Professor' Westlake California

Main specialist interests - Liver, Gallbladder and Pancreas

Mr Aali Sheen qualified in medicine from the University of Dundee in 1993. Mr Sheen trained in General Surgery in London, Oxford and Manchester following which, he undertook specialised HepatoPancreato-Biliary (Liver, Pancreas and Gallbladder) training in both Manchester and Leeds.
Mr Sheen's main clinical interests are diseases of the Liver, Pancreas, Gallbladder and Bile duct. Mr Sheen has also expertise in advanced laparoscopic 'keyhole' surgery and mainly undertakes procedures for the treatment of gallstones and cancers of both the Liver and Pancreas.

Mr Sheen was appointed a Consultant General Surgeon in December 2005 at Manchester Royal Infirmary and has to date, undertaken over 300 laparoscopic cholecystectomy procedures for gallstones and approximately 115 major cancer procedures, involving both the Liver and Pancreas.

Mr Sheen also is a specialist hernia surgeon and has developed a national reputation for the use of 'tissue glue' in 'keyhole' laparoscopic hernia surgery, for more information click here

Mr Sheen will provide a fast track, seamless service for all patients who are referred complaining of Abdominal pain, Hernia, Gallstones, Weight loss, Jaundice, Pancreatitis, and suspected diseases of the Liver and Pancreas.

Common procedures performed

Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy (with cholangiography)
Laparoscopic bile duct exploration
Liver resections - Hepatectomy
Laparoscopic liver surgery
Pancreas resections - whipple's pancreaticoduodenectomy
Laparoscopic distal pancreatectomy
Laparoscopic Inguinal hernia surgery
Laparoscopic Incisional hernia surgery


1993 Bachelor of Surgery, Bachelor of Medicine, Dundee University, MBChB
1998 Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England, FRCS (Eng)
2003 Doctor of Medicine, Manchester University, MD (thesis entitled 'adoptive cellular immunity for the treatment of hepatic colorectal metastases') 
2005 Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons Intercollegiate Specialty Exam, FRCS (Gen) 


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

Association memberships

Association of surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland (ASGBI)
Association of Upper-Gastrointestinal surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland (AUGIS)
International Hepatopancreato-biliary association (IHPBA)
British Medical Association (BMA)


Early outcome of Laparoscopic Total Extraperitoneal repair of groin hernia using Fibrin glue (Tisseel ) for mesh fixation

Poster - British Hernia Society Glasgow November 2008

Poster - Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland Glasgow May 2009 (prize)

Oral  - 5th International Hernia Congress, Berlin September 2009

Invited Speaker/ Lectures

November 2008, Warwick University - SEAL conference - the use of Tissue Glue in General Surgery

March 2009, Lisbon - Global advisory board meeting - Advances in Hernia Surgery

April 2009, Vienna - Baxter Wet lab - Use of Tissue Glue in Hernia Surgery - Chair of meeting

May 2011, Bournemouth - ASGBI - sutureless groin hernia surgery - use of Fibrin Glue in Laparoscopic groin and incisional hernia surgery - evidence for the pre-peritoneal approach  - Chair of meeting


To view publications, click here.

1) Randomized clinical trial of efficacy and costs of three dissection devices in liver resection.Petras P, Kontostolis V, Sheen Aj, Siriwardena AK.                                  Br J Surg. 2009 Sep 28;96(10):1223

2) Preoperative determinants of common bile duct stones during laparoscopic cholecystectomy.
Sheen AJ, Asthana S, Al-Mukhtar A, Attia M, Toogood GJ.
Int J Clin Pract. 2008 Nov;62(11):1715-9. Epub 2007 Sep 20.

3) Laparoscopic gastric and biliary bypass: a single-center cohort prospective study.
Ghanem AM, Hamade AM, Sheen AJ, Owera A, Al-Bahrani AZ, Ammori BJ.
J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A. 2006 Feb;16(1):21-6.

4) Sequential endovascular repair and pancreaticoduodenectomy for abdominal aortic aneurysm copresenting with periampullary cancer.
Sheen AJ, Baguneid M, Ellenbogen S, Walker MG, Siriwardena AK.
Ann Vasc Surg. 2006 Jan;20(1):114-6.

5) Impact of laparotomy and liver resection on the peritoneal concentrations of fibroblast growth factor 2, vascular endothelial growth factor and hepatocyte growth factor.
Whitworth MK, Sheen A, Rosa DD, Duff SE, Ryder D, Burumdayal A, Wiener K, Hawkins RE, Saunders M, Valle JW, Sherlock D, Jayson GC.
J Cancer Res Clin Oncol. 2006 Jan;132(1):41-4. Epub 2005 Oct 26.

6) Mycotic common iliac artery aneurysm complicating methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia: an unusual cause of ureteric obstruction.
Karkos CD, Burnett C, Buckely H, Sheen AJ, Williams GT.
Ann Vasc Surg. 2005 Nov;19(6):904-8.

7) The end of cryotherapy for the treatment of nonresectable hepatic tumors?
Sheen AJ, Siriwardena AK.
Ann Surg Oncol. 2005 Mar;12(3):202-4. Epub 2005 Mar 3. No abstract available.

8) Prosthetics in hernia repair.
Sheen AJ.
Surg Today. 2005;35(3):196-8. Review.

9) Cryoablation for liver tumors - is there clinical utility?
Subar DA, Sheen AJ, Sherlock DJ.
MedGenMed. 2003 Nov 7;5(4):19. Review.

10) A small bowel volvulus caused by a mesenteric lipoma: report of a case.
Sheen AJ, Drake I, George PP.
Surg Today. 2003;33(8):617-9. Review.

11) Gene therapy of patient-derived T lymphocytes to target and eradicate colorectal hepatic metastases.
Sheen AJ, Irlam J, Kirillova N, Guest RD, Sherlock DJ, Hawkins RE, Gilham DE.
Dis Colon Rectum. 2003 Jun;46(6):793-804.

12) T lymphocytes isolated from patients with advanced colorectal cancer are suitable for gene immunotherapy approaches.
Sheen AJ, Sherlock DJ, Irlam J, Hawkins RE, Gilham DE.
Br J Cancer. 2003 Apr 7;88(7):1119-27.

13) Cryotherapeutic ablation of liver tumours.
Sheen AJ, Poston GJ, Sherlock DJ.
Br J Surg. 2002 Nov;89(11):1396-401.

14) Unusual bony colorectal metastases in post-hepatometastasectomy patients.
Sheen AJ, Drake D, Langton S, Sherlock DJ.
J Hepatobiliary Pancreat Surg. 2002;9(3):379-82.

15) Mepitel: a 'sticky' subject.
Sheen AJ, James NK, Wilkinson B.
J Wound Care. 1998 Sep;7(8):429. No abstract available.

Internet Links - epapers

1) Primary Sclerosing Cholangits http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/365202-overview

2) Mucinous Cystic Neoplasm of Pancreas http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/371197-overview

3) Chronic Pancreatitis http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/371772-overview

4) Portal Vein Thrombosis http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/373009-overview

5) Ulcerative Colitis http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/375166-overview