Aali Sheen

Mr Aali J Sheen MD FRCS (Eng) FRCS (Gen Surg)

Mr Sheen is a Consultant Surgeon based at Manchester Royal Infirmary and is a board member of the British Hernia Society (BHS). He has vast experience in all aspects of hernia surgery both using open and laparoscopic 'keyhole' techniques. Mr Sheen is one of the leading Consultants in the U.K. specialising in the use of Tisseel (Baxter, U.K.) a tissue glue, designed to secure meshes in keyhole hernia surgery both inguinal/groin and incisional.

Mr Sheen has presented his technique at the British Hernia Society's Annual scientific meeting in 2008 held in Glasgow and also at the Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland meeting in May 2009, where his presentation was nominated best in the Hernia category. Early results examining quality of life of patients has demonstrated a reduction in pain after surgery possibly related to using glue instead of 'metal clips' or 'tacks' to place a mesh in hernia surgery.

Mr Sheen also sits on the Global Advisory board due to his expertise in the use of tissue glue in 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)

British Hernia Society (board member) (BHS)    




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  - 4th 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