Mr Rick Saunders

Mr Rick Saunders

Consultant General and Colorectal Surgeon


Specialises in

  • Colorectal surgery
  • Rectal bleeding and piles
  • Gastroscopy / colonoscopy
  • Hernia surgery

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I am a consultant general and colorectal surgeon with a particular interest in laparoscopic surgery. I qualified from Cambridge and trained in Nottingham and Leicester, where we developed significant experience in general surgery, proctology, inflammatory bowel disease and colorectal cancer.

I was awarded a Fellowship in Canada by the Association of Coloproctology, where I performed significant numbers of laparoscopic procedures - particularly laparoscopic colorectal procedures - which I am now performing in the UK.

General Medical Council Number: C4259657

Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Rick Saunders at Spire include:

General surgery

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Additional information

General surgery
Colorectal surgery

Professional memberships

Association of Surgeons GB and Ireland

Royal College of Surgeons of England

Association of Coloproctology of GB and Ireland

Consultant general and colorectal surgeon, Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust
Honorary senior lecturer, University of Leeds

I am a keen squash player and continue to play at county level. I enjoy skiing and sailing on vacation.

Telephone Insured patients 0113 218 5908/9, self-pay patients 0113 218 5967
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