Mr Aali J Sheen

Professor Aali Sheen

Consultant Laparoscopic Hernia Surgeon

MD, FRCS (Eng), FRCS (Gen)

Main specialist interests – Hernia and Sports groin injuries

Professor Aali Sheen was born and educated in London. He qualified in medicine from the University of Dundee in 1993. Mr Sheen 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). Mr Sheen undertook training in General Surgery in London, Oxford, Leeds and Manchester.

Professor Sheen was appointed a Consultant General Surgeon in December 2005 at Manchester Royal Infirmary and has to date, undertaken over 500 hernia operations mainly for groin pathology as well as complex abdominal wall hernias. Mr Sheen also has a specialised interest in chronic pain of the groin especially after previous hernia surgery. He is Clinical Director for General Surgery at Manchester Royal Infirmary and a senior surgeon at the Manchester Hernia Clinic.

Professor Sheen is a laparoscopic surgeon and has published and lectures on the Sportsman’s groin for which he has both a national and international profile.

Non clinical appointments

Honorary Senior Lecturer University of Manchester
Member of the Court of Examiners at the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
Faculty member of ASIT Manchester MRCS & Les Arcs FRCS III Courses
Board member of the British Hernia Society
Core member of Manchester Hip & Groin clinic

Recent publications

  1. Shah NS, Fullwood C, Siriwardena AK, Sheen AJ. Mesh Fixation at Laparoscopic Inguinal Hernia Repair: A Meta-Analysis Comparing Tissue Glue and Tack Fixation. World J Surg. 2014 Apr 26.
  2. Kingston JA, Jegatheeswaran S, Macutkiewicz C, Campanelli G, Lloyd DM, Sheen AJ. A European survey on the aetiology, investigation and management of the "Sportsman's Groin" Hernia. 2013 Nov 19.
  3. Sheen AJ, Stephenson BM, Lloyd DM, Robinson P, Fevre D, Paajanen H, de Beaux A, Kingsnorth A, Gilmore OJ, Bennett D, Maclennan I, O'Dwyer P, Sanders D, Kurzer M. 'Treatment of the Sportsman's groin': British Hernia Society's 2014 position statement based on the Manchester Consensus Conference. Br J Sports Med. 2013 Dec 10
  4. Shah NS, Bandara AI, Sheen AJ. Clinical outcome and quality of life in 100 consecutive laparoscopic totally extra-peritoneal (TEP) groin hernia repairs using fibrin glue (Tisseel™): a United Kingdom experience.Hernia. 2012 Dec;16(6):647-53.