Mr Richard Saunders: General surgery
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Mr Richard Saunders

General surgery

 

  • Fee assured
  • Accredited endoscopist
Overview

Specialises in

  • General
  • Lower GI surgery

Bupa specialist

  • Accredited endoscopist

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)

  • H2510

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

    Spire Leeds Hospital (1-5)

  • H2502

    Diagnostic flexible sigmoidoscopy (including forceps biopsy and proctoscopy) - (5-50)

    Spire Leeds Hospital (1-5)

  • H2003

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

    Spire Leeds Hospital (5-50)

  • H2002

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

    Spire Leeds Hospital (1-5)

  • H5240

    Banding of haemorrhoids - (1-5)

    Spire Leeds Hospital (1-5)

  • H5230

    Injection of sclerosing substance into haemorrhoids - (1-5)

    Spire Leeds Hospital (1-5)

  • T2400

    Repair of umbilical hernia (irrespective of age) - (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)

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