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Dr Saunders is a Consultant Gastroenterologist and Physician at the Royal United Hospital, Bath and practices privately at the BMI Bath Clinic and Circle Bath. He is also an Honorary Senior Lecturer at the University of Bath. He qualified from St Bartholomew’s and the Royal London School of Medicine and undertook his training in London and latterly in Wessex. This provided him with broad training in all aspects of gastroenterology and hepatology.
He spent 3 years as a clinical research fellow and developed a particular interest in inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis) and clinical nutrition. He is clinical lead for inflammatory bowel disease at the Royal United Hospital.
He performs all endoscopic procedures including; gastroscopy (endoscopy of the oesophagus and stomach), colonoscopy (endoscopy of the entire large bowel) and flexible sigmoidoscopy (endoscopy of the lower large bowel). He closely monitors his success and complication rates on a regular basis.
Dr Saunders consults once a week and can arrange early morning or evening appointments.
Areas of interest
Dyspepsia (indigestion), gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (heartburn); Endoscopy (gastroscopy, colonoscopy and sigmoidoscopy); Gastrointestinal cancers, including bowel cancer; Coeliac disease; Chronic diarrhoea; Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS); Inflammatory bowel disease; Iron deficiency anaemia; Nutrition; Unexplained abdominal pain
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Gastroenterologist, Royal United Hospital
Dr Saunders has an on-going research interest in inflammatory bowel disease and is undertaking a collaborative project with the Rheumatologists at the Mineral hospital.
Courses offered to GPs
All areas of gastroenterology
- MB BS St Bartholomew’s and the Royal London School of Medicine 2001
- MRCP Royal College of Physicians 2004
Reference number 6027655
Details of entry to specialist register
- Gastroenterology, 2013
Affiliations / memberships
British Society of Gastroenterology
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