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Mr Richard Saunders

General surgery

 

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Specialises in

  • General
  • Lower GI surgery

About me

I did my medical degree at Cambridge University and completed my medical training with a laparoscopic fellowship in Canada. I have been a Consultant Surgeon in Leeds for over 11 years and am now the clinical lead of the colorectal unit at Leeds Teaching Hospitals.

My cancer results are amongst the best in Yorkshire (National Bowel cancer audit data - 126 resections in last 5 years - mortality 0.7%). I have specialist interests in inflammatory bowel disease and advanced pelvic cancer.

I have particular expertise in colonoscopy and the management of haemorrhoids / fissure and fistula in ano.

I regularly perform laparoscopic hernia repair with excellent outcomes

I and hernia surgery which is undertaken laparoscopically

Areas of interest

Colorectal surgery (lower GI); Colorectal (bowel) cancer; Haemorrhoids ("piles"); Gastro-intestinal tract (surgery); Bowel disease including inflammatory (IBD); Laparoscopic procedures ('keyhole surgery'); Pelvic oncology; hernia surgery; fissure surgery; fistula surgery

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Procedures completed

  • X3510

    IV sedation administered by operator - (5-50)

    Spire Leeds Hospital (5-50)

  • H2002

    Diagnostic colonoscopy, includes forceps biopsy of colon and ileum - (5-50)

    Spire Leeds Hospital (5-50)

  • G6500

    Diagnostic oesophago-gastro-duodenoscopy (OGD) includes forceps biopsy, biopsy urease test and dye spray - (5-50)

    Spire Leeds Hospital (5-50)

  • H2003

    Therapeutic colonoscopy with snare loop biopsy or excision of lesion - (5-50)

    Spire Leeds Hospital (5-50)

  • H2510

    Rigid sigmoidoscopy (including proctoscopy and biopsy) - (5-50)

    Spire Leeds Hospital (5-50)

  • G8082

    Diagnostic oesophago-gastro-duodenoscopy (OGD) and immediate colonoscopy includes forceps biopsies, biopsy test and dye spray (as sole procedure) - (1-5)

    Spire Leeds Hospital (1-5)

  • H4430

    Examination of rectum under anaesthetic (as sole procedure) - (1-5)

    Spire Leeds Hospital (1-5)

  • H2503

    Therapeutic sigmoidoscopy with snare loop biopsy or excision of lesion - (1-5)

    Spire Leeds Hospital (1-5)

  • H5100

    Haemorrhoidectomy (including sigmoidoscopy) - (1-5)

    Spire Leeds Hospital (1-5)

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