Consultant general, colorectal, abdominal wall and intestinal failure surgeon and the Chair of the Division of Surgery
Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust, Salford, UK
Mr Dominic Slade is a Consultant general, colorectal, abdominal wall and intestinal failure surgeon and the Chair of the Division of Surgery at Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust, Salford, UK.
He graduated from Birmingham University in 1992, and undertook his surgical training in the North West of England. He was appointed to his consultant post in 2006 with interests in laparoscopy, inflammatory bowel disease, and complex abdominal wall reconstructive surgery.
He is the Chair of the Abdominal Wall Reconstruction committee of the Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain & Ireland, and a committee member of the AWR committee of the British Hernia Society.
He is the co-editor of “Manual of Complex Abdominal Wall Reconstruction”, a practical guide aimed at the general surgeon.
Salford is one of only 2 Reference centres for the management and treatment of intestinal failure in the UK, and is unique throughout Europe in the volume and complexity of cases it deals with. Along the way he has developed a particular interest in the reconstruction of massive abdominal wall defects and complex incisional hernias resulting from the management of the septic abdomen. This has led to a tertiary referral service, involved the appointment of a number of senior fellows in AWR for whom he is a trainer. He is part of the North West Abdominal Wall Reconstruction group, which aims to promote collaboration, education and research to improve the management of these patients across the North West of England.
He has published on the management of enterocutaneous fistulas and AWR, the use of tensor fascia lata (TFL) thigh flaps for massive abdominal wall defects, and presented nationally on patient selection, preoperative work up, management of the open abdomen and anterior and posterior component separation. He is an enthusiastic trainer and is involved in regular teaching of complex abdominal wall reconstruction and the management of the septic abdomen both nationally and internationally.