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Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Richard Miller at Spire include:
I have been a specialist colorectal surgeon in Cambridge since 1993. I have seen over 30,000 patients in the clinic to manage their bowel problems so have a huge experience to call on when making a diagnosis and giving advice.
I specialise in colon and rectal surgery. Patients in clinic may present with various problems such as a change in their bowel habit (diarrhoea or constipation), rectal bleeding, abdominal or anal pain, weight loss or anaemia as well as many other issues. My particular areas of interest include the early diagnosis of cancer, management of haemorrhoidal bleeding and prolapse and disorders of the pelvic floor. The only "general surgery" I perform is herina surgery. I was one of the first to introduce mesh repairs of inguinal hernias to Addenbrooke's in 1993 and this is now standard care. I do not perform laparoscopc repair however. Hernia patients are all performed as day cases and need only a few hours in hospital.
I have performed over 800 resections of the rectum, 1,400 colectomies and 7,000 colonoscopies with one of the lowest complication rates and mortality in the country. I have never had a perforation of the colon after colonoscopy, the national rate is 1:1000. All cancer data is entered into the NBOCAP database for national comparison and validation. My results (30 day mortality) are among the very best in the country and are available on the ACPGBI website.
I have been continuously involved in medical mangement right from the start and have lead surgery at Addenbrooke's until I left the Divisional Director role in 2014. I was then appointed a deputy Medical Director which I left in Dec 2017 when the new MD was appointed.
National Past Positions Council Member Research/Audit Committee Association of Coloproctology Royal Society of Medicine section of Coloproctology council member Royal College of Surgeons Tutor Final FRCS examiner (2007 - 2017)
Hon Lecturer University of Cambridge
Inflammatory bowel disease
Hernia repair surgery
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MB BS / St Bartholomews Hospital, London / 1978
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery, University of London, Honors in Surgery
St Marks Association
Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland
American Soc of Colon and Rectal Surgeons
Lead for General Surgery (1993-1999) - Addenbrookes Hospital, Cambridge
Clinical Director – Surgery 1 (1999-2009) - Addenbrookes Hospital, Cambridge
Divisional Director of Surgery (2009-2014) - Addenbrookes Hospital, Cambridge
Deputy Medical Director1(2014 – Dec 2017) - Addenbrookes Hospital, Cambridge
Lead for anorectal physiology and endoanal US (1993 - 2017) - Addenbrookes Hospital, Cambridge
Consultant Colorectal Surgeon, Addenbrookes Hospital, CambridgeBack to top
I enjoy gardening with advice from those who know more than me and am a keen on conservation - I own a small wood which is managed to improve wildlife including kingfishers, barn owls etc. I enjoy game sports, fishing and shooting in East Anglia and Scotland.Back to top
I have no shares or other financial involvement in any medical companies or hospital.Back to top
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