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North Cumbria University Hospitals NHS Trust - 70 years of the NHS

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Ruben Canelo


Upper GI/HPB General Surgery

Based at

The Cumberland Infirmary and the West Cumberland Hospital
Secretary contact - 01228 814144

Year qualified


Professional qualifications

MD, FRCS, FACS, FICS, FEBS Professor in Oncology Surgery

Treatment and procedures

General Surgery
Hepatobiliary Surgery/Upper GI Surgery
Laparoscopic Surgery

Clinical Interests / specialist areas

Under and Post Graduate Teaching
PhD Supervisor

Professional membership

Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England
Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine
Fellow of the International College of Surgeons
Fellow of the American College of Surgeons
Fellow of the European Board of Surgery
European Society of Organ Transplantation (ESOT)
Deutsche Transplantationsgesellschaft (DTG)
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Chirurgie
Honorary Member or the Ecuador Society of Surgery
International Liver Transplantation Society (ILTS)
European Society Organ Transplantation
British Transplantation Society
American Association of Transplant Surgeons


1996 : Xenogenic perfusion of isolated liver animal model - Marcel Meriaux Foundation, France

1997 - 1998 : Clinical relevance of Tacrolimus monitoring after conversion from Cyclosporin after Renal Transplantation -Fijisawa, Pharmaceuticals, Germany

1998 - 2000 : Primary low dose Tacrolimus immunosuppressive prophylaxis of high risk Kidney Transplants - Fijisawa, Pharmaceuticals, Germany

1998 : Tacrolimus and Mycophenolate Mofetil in clinical Liver Transplantation. Experience with steroid immunossupression withdrawal - Fijisawa, Pharmaceuticals, Germany

2000 : Clinical: Study of Haemostasis System after Liver Resection and Transplantation - Aventis Pharmaceuticals, Germany

2000-2002 : Comparative study of Liver dissection without clamping using conventional devices (Scissors) Vs. modern devices (CUSA, Water-Jet and Ultracision) in pigs. - Saphir, France, Tyco, Germany - Johnson and Johnson, Germany -Aesculap, Germany

2004 : The effect of Thymosin B4 sulphoxide on solid organ transplantation - Hammersmith Hospitals Trustee’s Research Committee




Bobin Y., Mignotte H., Catimel G., Rivoire M., Plat R., Canelo R., Jaime R. Prognosis of operable breast cancer in women aged under forty years. Bull Cancer 1991; 79, 9: 819-829

Kohlhaw K., Canelo R., Ringe B., Hauss J., Schumann G., Oellerich M. Pichlmayr R. Evaluation of hepatic excretory system function by determination of early serum bile acid clearance after liver transplantation. Transpl Proc 1992; 24 (6): 2699-2700

Bizollon T., Trepo C., Canelo R., Ducerf C., Baulieux J., Pouyet M.Sciarrino E., Palazzo U., Chevallier M. Interet de l´association Interferon (IFN)-Rivavirine dans le traitement des reinfections virales C apres transplantation hepatique (TH.). Resultats preliminaires chez 13 patients. Revue Francaise de Gastro-Enterologie 1994; 11

Ringe B., Canelo R., Akutes  Leberversagen und Vorgehen bei Notfallindikationen Chir Gastroenterol 1994; 10:406-410

Canelo R., Ringe B., Fallo Hepatico Agudo y Avances en las Indicaciones de Urgencia  Pren. med. argent. 1995; 82:402-409

Ringe B., Canelo R., Schulze F.P., Lorf T., Technical aspects of segment I resection of the liver. Langenbecks-Arch-Chir-Suppl-Kongressbad. 1996;113:269-271

Adham M., Bonnefont C., Peyrol S., Rigal D., Chevallier M., Canelo R., Vernet C., Burakat C., Ducerf C., Baulieux J., Pouyet M., Xenogenic Study of the Isolated Liver Perfusion Transplant Proc 1996; 22:851-852

Braun F., Lorf T., Schütz E., Christians U., Grupp C., Sattler B., Canelo R., Sewing K. Fr., Armstrong V.W., Oellerich M., Ringe B. Clinical Relevance of Monitoring Tacrolimus: Comparison of Microparticle Enzyme Immunoassay Mass Spectrometry in Renal Transplant Recipients Converted From Cyclosporin to Tacrolimus Transplant Proc 1996; 28:3175-3176

Ringe B., Canelo R., Lorf T., Liver Transplantation for Primary Liver Cancer. Transplant Proc 1996; 28; 1174:1175

Braun F., Nolte W., Canelo R., Stephan H., Ramadori G., Ringe B. Akute Oesophagusvaricenblutung und Pfortaderthrombose als Komplikation nach TIPSS Chirurg 1996; 67: 190-194

Lorf T., Schulze F.P., Braun F., Hanack U., Klinge B., Grupp C., Müller G., Canelo R., Ringe B. “Domino Procedure” in Kidney Transplantation: A way to Expand Organ Resources Transplant Proc 1997; 29: 11

Nolte W., Canelo R., Figulla H.R., Kersten J., Sattler B., Münke H., Hartmann H., Ringe B., Ramadori G. Transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic stent-shunt after orthotopic liver transplantation in a patient  with early recurrence of portal hypertension of unknown origin Z. Gastroenterol 1998; 36: 159-164

Braun F., Lorf T., Grupp C., Schütz E., Sattler B., Canelo R., Müller G.A. Ringe B. Primary low-dose Tacrolimus immunosuppressive prophylaxis for high-risk kidney transplant recipients. Tranplant Proc 1998; 30: 1221-1223

Ringe B., Braun F., Lorf T., Canelo R., Schütz E., Sattler B., Ramadori G. Tacrolimus and Mycophenolate Mofetil in clinical liver transplantation: Experience with a steroid-sparing concept. Transpl Proc 1998; 30: 1415-1416

Braun F., Nolte W., Lorf Th., Canelo R., Sattler B., Müller D., Vosshenrich R., Ramadori G., Ringe B. De-novo-Lebertumoren nach porto-kavalem Shunt bei Budd-Chiari-Syndrom. Chir Gastroenterol 1998; 14: 318-322

Lorf Th., Hanack U., Sattler B., Canelo R., Ringe B. Proximale Gallengang-Tumoren. Chir Gastroenterol 1998; 14:327-242

Braun F., Rodeck B., Lorf Th., Canelo R., Witzke P., Hartmann H., Ramadori G., Ringe B. Situs inversus of donor or recipient in liver transplantation. Transpl Int 1998; 11: 212-215

Canelo R., Braun F., Sattler B., Ringe B. Sollten Spenderlebern mit ausgeprägter Steatose zur Transplantation verwndet werden?. Chir Gastroenterol 1998; 14: 323-328

Lorf T., Hanack U., Sattler B., Canelo R., Ringe B. Proximale Gallengangstumoren. Chir Gastroenterol 1998; 14; 3: 237-242

Klinge B., Mayer Venter R., Braun F., Wüstner M., Brüggemann A., Canelo R., Lorf T., Ringe B. Ultrachallgstützte Leberbiopsie von ventral mit dem Biopty-Gerät. Transplantationsmedizin 1998; 10: 32-33

Canelo R., Ringe B. El transplante parcial de hígado. Cirujano General 1998; 20 (3): 198-203

Canelo R., Ringe B. El transplante hepático en la enfermedad maligna Cirujano General 1998; 20 (3) 213-219

Canelo R., Ringe B. Transplante en la insuficiencia hepática aguda. Cirujano General 1998; 20 (4) 284-289

Braun F., Canelo R., Schütz E., Shipkora M., Lorf T., Hanack U., Niedmann  D., Armstrong V.W., Oellerich M., Ringe B. How to handle Mycophenolate Mofetil in combination with Tacrolimus? Transplant Proc 1998; 30(8): 4094-5

Akriviadis E.A., Llovet J.M., Efremidis S.C., Shouval D., Canelo R., Ringe B., Meyers W.C. Hepatocellular carcinoma Br.J Surg. 1998 Oct; 85(10):  1319-31

Braun F., Ruchel R., Lorf T., Canelo R., Müller A., Sattler B., Ringe B. Is liposomal amphotericin B (ambisome) an effective prophylaxis of mycotic infections after liver transplantation? Transplant Proc 1998; 30(4): 1481-43

Lorf T., Hanack U., Sattler B., Canelo R., Ringe B. Technik, Risiko und Ergebnisse der zusätzlichen Pfortaderrestitution bei der chirurgischen Therapie des proximalen Gallengangskarzinoms Langenbeck Arch für Chirurg 1998 Supp II 1335-1337

Hanack U., Lorf T., Braun F., Canelo R., Ringe B. Surgical treatment of primary liver tumors Clinical & Experimental Surgery 1998; 6, 4: 186-193

Canelo R., Braun F., Sattler B., Klinge B., Lorf Th., Ramadori G., Ringe B. Is a fatty liver dangerous for transplantation?. Transplant Proc 1999; 31, 414 - 415.

Canelo R., Prange H., Ringe B. Movimientos reflejos y muerte cerebral. A propósito de un caso relacionado a la donación de órganos. Revista Espa-nola de Transplantes 1999; 8, 246-247

Canelo R., Braun F., Döpkens K., Ramadori G.,Ringe B. Characterization and Influence of Risk Factors on Initial Liver Function After Transplantation Transplant Proc 2000; 32, 1-000

Canelo R., Braun F., Lorf T., Ramadori G., Ringe B. Lebertransplantation bei Cystenleber. Lebenslinien 2000; 1: 10-11

Braun F., Canelo R., Lorf T., Schütz E., Grupp C., Müller G.A., Ringe B. Living-related versus living unrelated kidney transplantation using Tacrolimus initial immunosuppression Transplant Proc 2000; 32 (1): 115-6

Ringe B., Braun F., Schütz E., Füzesi L., Lorf T., Canelo R., Oellerich M., Ramadori R. A Novel Management Strategy of Steroid Free Immunosuppression after Liver Transplantation: Efficacy and Safety of Tacrolimus and Myxophenolate Mofetil. Transplantation, 2001: 71 (4): 508-515

Ringe B., Lorf T., Döpkens K., Canelo R. Treatment of Hepatic Metastasis from Gastroenteropancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumours. Role of Liver Transplantation. World J. Surg. 2001: 25, 697-699

Ringe B., Braun F., Laabs S., Matamoros M., Lorf T., Canelo R. Graft Rupture After Living Donor Liver Transplantation, Transplantation Proceedings, 2002: 34, 2268-2261

Ringe B., Braun F., Canelo R., Lorf T. 50. Efficiency of recipient screening and donor evaluation in adult living donor transplantation. J Gasrointest Surg. 2003 Feb: 7 (2): 273

Canelo R., Hakim N., Ringe B. Experience with Histidine-Tryptophan-Ketoglutare (HTK) versus University Wisconsin (UW) Preservation Solutions in Transplantation, Int Surgery, 2003. 88, 145-151

Beranwala K .A., Tisdall M., Habib N. A., Canelo R. Spontaneous Bilobar Sub Capsular Haematoma of the Liver While Undergoing  Anticoagulation Therapy. Our Experience and Review of the Literature. Int Surgery, 2004.89, 212-216

Habib N., Jiao L., Navarra G., Basaglia E.,Canelo R., Thillainayagam A. A paradigm shift towards blood less liver surgery optimises safety and minimises blood loss and ICU admission. Gut, 0017-5769, 53 A 87, 2004/04

Ringe B., Braun F., Canelo R. Living donor liver resection: What’s better water jet dissection or ultrasonic aspiration? Liver Transplant, 1527-6465, 10, 6, 45, 2004/06

Jiao L., Navarra G., Canelo R.,Wasan H., Thillainayagam A., Habib N. Liver metastasis of colorectal cancer (CRC) considered unsuitable for resection with curative intent. Intraoperative RF in association with favourable long term survival. Gut ,13

Szysko T., Al Nahas A., Tait P., Rubello D., Canelo R., Management and prevention of adverse effects related to treatment of liver tumours with 90Y microspheres. Nucl Med Commun. 2007 Jan;28(1):21-4.

Szysko T., Al Nahas A., Canelo R., Assessment of response to treatment of unresectable liver tumours with 90Y microspheres: value of FDG PET versus computed tomography. Nucl Med Commun. 2007 Jan;28(1):15-20

Theranipour N., Al Nahas A., Canelo R., et al. Concordant F-18 FDG PET and Y 90 Bremsstrahlung scans depict selective delivery of Y-90-microspheres to  liver tumours: confirmation with histopathology. Clin Nucl Med. 2007  May; 32(5):371-4.

Jiao L., Szysko Y., Al Nahas A., Tait P., Canelo R., et al. Clinical and imaging experience with yttrium-90 microspheres in the management of unresectable liver tumours. Eur J Surg Oncol. 2007 Jun;33(5):597-602. Epub 2007 Apr 11.

47. Ayav A., Navarra G., Basaglia E., TierrisJ., Healey A., Spalding D., Canelo., Habib N.A., Jiao L.R. Results of major hepatectomy without vascular clamping using radiofrequency- assisted technique compared with total vascular Exclusion. Hepat- Gastroenterol. 2007 April 54:806:809

Williamson, J.M.L., König, T.C., Canelo, R. Incidental finding of renal cell carcinoma in recurrent retroperitoneal liposarcoma.  Annals of the Royal College of England Volume 90, Number 1, 2008 January, pp. W4-W5(1)

Williamson J. M. L., Sherman D. I. N., Canelo R Operative Ligation of Multiple Splenic Aneurysm. Int Surg 2008; 93:261-264

Williamson, J., Canelo, R. Distal Aneurysm of the Superior Mesenteric Artery Vascular Disease Mangement Volume 6, Issue 4-July/August 2009, pp 107- 108

Aboutaleb E., Kothari M., Damrah O., Canelo R. C-KIT positive Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor presenting with acute bleeding in a patient with Neurofibromatosis type 1: a case report. International Seminars in Surgical Oncology 2009, 6:17 doi: 10.1186/1477-7800-6-17

Hakim N, Aboutaleb E, Syed A, Rajagoapl P, Herpert P, Canelo R, Papalois V Transplant Proc 42(1):165-170 Jan 2010