Dr Ruchit Sood

Consultant Gastroenterologist and Endoscopist

MBChB, MD, FRCP


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I am a Consultant Gastroenterologist at Leeds Teaching Hospitals and Spire Leeds Hospital, with expertise in all areas related to the gullet, stomach, bowel and liver.

My particular expertise is in the assessment and endoscopic treatment of non-cancerous and cancerous lesions involving the gullet, stomach and bowel, as well as in the treatment of IBD.

I qualified from the University of Sheffield and then moved to Leeds to pursue my gastroenterology training, during which time I completed an advanced interventional endoscopy fellowship at Leeds Teaching Hospitals.

I was awarded a Doctorate in Medicine (MD) research degree from the University of Leeds for my contribution towards work in differentiating irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) from other bowel disorders such as inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).

I am a nationally accredited Bowel Cancer Screening Programme (BCSP) colonoscopist and I am the Clinical Lead for the BCSP in Leeds. I am also the Clinical Lead for Gastrointestinal Bleed Service delivery at Leeds Teaching Hospitals.

I am passionate about teaching and I am involved in the training of gastroenterologists and surgeons at regional, national and international conferences and workshops.

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Dr Ruchit Sood at Spire include:

Gastroenterology

Other treatments

  • Bowel polyp removal
  • Colorectal cancer screening

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Additional information

Bowel disease
Gastroenterology
Colonoscopy
Endoscopy
Inflammatory bowel disease
Liver disease

Abdominal pain; Barrett's oesophagus; Bloating; Bowel cancer screening; Change in bowel habit; Coeliac Disease; Colonoscopy; Constipation; Crohn's disease; Diarrhoea; Dyspepsia; Endoscopic Ultrasound; EUS; Flatulence; Flexible Sigmoidoscopy; Heartburn; Indigestion; Inflammatory bowel disease; Irritable bowel syndrome; Liver related problems; Nausea and vomiting; Polypectomy; Rectal bleeding; Reflux; Removal of bowel polyps; Stomach ulcers; Ulcerative Colitis Upper gastrointestinal endoscopy;

MBChB / University of Sheffield / 2005
Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery

MD / University of Leeds / 2017
Doctor of Medicine

FRCP / Royal College of Physicians / 2018
Fellow, Royal College of Physicians


Professional memberships

Royal College of Physicians

British Society of Gastroenterology

European Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy


Professional leadership

Lead for Bowel Cancer Screening at Leeds Teaching Hospitals
Lead for Gastrointestinal Bleed Service at Leeds Teaching Hospitals

I have a wide range of research interests, resulting in more than 45 peer-reviewed publications in endoscopy, IBS, IBD and gastrointestinal bleeding, as well as more than 30 presentations at national and international conferences.

My research profile is available to view at: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Ruchit_Sood

Consultant Gastroenterologist, Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust

I am married with two children. I enjoy cycling, running and walks in the countryside with my family.