Consultant Profile

Mr Richard Hardwick

Mr Richard Hardwick MBBS, MD, FRCS
Practicing at:
Spire Cambridge Lea Hospital
  • General surgery
    • Gastrointestinal surgery
    • Hernia repair surgery
    • Laparoscopic surgery
    • Obesity
    • Obesity Surgery
  • Weight loss surgery (Obesity)
    Special clinical interests:
    Oesophageal and gastric cancer surgery.
    Laparoscopic anti-reflux surgery.
    Laparoscopic cholecystectomy.
    Laparoscopic hernia surgery.
    Endo-luminal ultrasound. (EUS)
    Endoscopic mucousal resection. (EMR)
    Research interests:
    Laparoscopic Oesophagectomy.
    Quality of life.
    Barretts Oesophagus.
    Current NHS and /or university posts:
    Consultant Upper Gastro-intestinal and Laparoscopic Surgeon, Addenbrooke's Hospital NHS Trust, Cambridge
    Year of first medical qualification:
    Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies:
    Royal College of Surgeons of England
    Association of Upper G.I Surgeons (AUGIS)
    International Society for Diseases of the Esophagus (ISDE)
    International Gastric Cancer Association (IGCA)
    British Oesophagal Group (BOG)
    Contact Details 
    Telephone number to make a private appointment:
    01223 266990
    Background Information 
    Professional profile:
    I am an upper gastro-intestinal surgeon with a major interest in oesophageal (gullet) and gastric (stomach) conditions and laparoscopic (key hole) surgery. I trained in the South West and was then a consultant in Cardiff before relocating to Cambridge. I spent two years in research investigating a condition called Barrett's Oesophagus which is caused by gastro-oesophageal reflux (this causes heartburn). This condition is on the increase and has been linked to a rising incidence of gullet cancer. I perform a wide range of laparoscopic operations including those for heartburn, gallstones, hernias and obesity.
    Personal profile:
    My family and I have moved into the countryside close to Cambridge and are enjoying village life, the space and rural pursuits. I am currently attempting to rekindle my hobbies which include watercolour painting and dinghy sailing. If only I had more time!
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    Mr Richard Hardwick

    Mr Richard Hardwick General surgery & Weight loss surgery (Obesity) Consultant, Cambridge, private hospital specialist.

    Laparoscopic Hernia Surgery at Spire Cambridge Lea Hospital

    Mr Richard Hardwick performs minimally invasive Laparoscopic Hernia surgery at Spire Cambridge Lea Hospital

    Click here to find out more on Laparoscopic Hernia Surgery

    Weight Loss surgery at Spire Cambridge Lea Hospital

    Mr Richard Hardwick performs Weight loss surgery at Spire Cambridge Lea Hospital including:
    Gastic Banding
    Gastric Sleeve Surgery (sleeve gastrectomy)

    Click here to find out more on Weight Loss surgery

    Mr Hardwick in the Media

    Mr Hardwick featured recently in the BBC1 documentary Life Savers click here to read more


    On 27th May 2010 Mr Richard Hardwick, Consultant General Surgeon at Spire Cambridge Lea Hospital carried out a life-changing operation in front of a studio audience, live on Channel 4.
    Click here to read more

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