Consultant Profile

Mr Rick Saunders

Mr Rick Saunders MA FRCS MD
Practicing at:
Spire Leeds Hospital
  • General surgery
    • Colonoscopy
    • Coloproctology
    • Colorectal surgery
    • Gastrointestinal surgery
    • Minimal access surgery
Special clinical interests:
Laparoscopic surgery
Colorectal and gastro-intestinal cancer
Hernia surgery
Research interests:
Colorectal cancer
Current NHS and /or university posts:
Consultant General and Colorectal Surgeon, St James' University Hospital
Honorary Senior Lecturer, University of Leeds
Year of first medical qualification:
Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies:
Association of Surgeons GB and Ireland
Royal College of Surgeons of England
Association of Coloproctology of GB and Ireland
Contact Details 
Telephone number to make a private appointment:
0113 2185913 or 0113 218 5908/9
Private secretary:
Elaine Calderwood
Private secretary telephone number:
0113 218 5913
Private secretary fax:
0113 2185980
Private secretary email address:
Personal email address:
Background Information 
Professional profile:

Mr Rick Saunders is a consultant general and colorectal surgeon with a particular interest in laparoscopic surgery. He qualified from Cambridge and trained in Nottingham and Leicester, where he developed significant experience in general surgery, proctology, inflammatory bowel disease and colorectal cancer.

Mr Rick Saunders was awarded a Fellowship in Canada by the Association of Coloproctology, where he performed significant numbers of laparoscopic procedures - particularly laparoscopic colorectal procedures - which he is now performing in the UK.

Personal profile:
Mr Rick Saunders is a keen squash player and continues to play at county level. He enjoys skiing and sailing on vacation.

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Mr Rick Saunders

Mr Rick Saunders General surgery Consultant, Leeds, West Yorkshire, private hospital specialist.

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