Mr Franscois Runau

Consultant General and Colorectal Surgeon

MBBS (Lon), FRCS (England), PhD


Specialises in

I am a Consultant General and Colorectal Surgeon with a specialist interest in bowel cancer, early rectal cancers, inflammatory bowel disease, abdominal wall reconstruction and hernia surgery. I have a strong emphasis on laparoscopic/keyhole surgery.

I also specialise in common anorectal proctology such as haemorrhoids, fistulas-in-ano, anal fissure, pilonidal sinus and anal skin tags with a particular emphasis on utilising laser treatment. I also perform endoscopic procedures such as colonoscopy and sigmoidoscopy.

I obtained my medical degree from Guy's King's and St Thomas Medical School. I completed all my higher surgical and colorectal training in Leicester Hospitals with visiting fellowships to regional and European Units. I have published extensively in my field of general and colorectal surgery and successfully obtained a PhD in Cancer Treatment from the University of Leicester in 2019.

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Franscois Runau at Spire include:

General surgery

Other treatments

  • Colorectal cancers
  • Early rectal cancers
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease (Crohn’s and Ulcerative Colitis)
  • Laparoscopic and open inguinal and abdominal herniaes surgery, including abdominal wall reconstruction
  • Perianal skin tags
  • Pilonidal Sinus (including laser treatment for this condition)

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Additional information

General surgery
Colonoscopy
Coloproctology
Colorectal surgery
Endoscopy
Gastrointestinal surgery
Hernia repair surgery
Laparoscopic surgery
Minimal access surgery

MBBS / Guy’s Kings and St Thomas Medical School, London / 2007
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery

FRCS / Royal College of Surgeons England / 2019
Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons England

PhD / University of Leicester / 2020
Doctor of Philosophy – Cancer Research


Professional memberships

Fellow of Royal College of Surgeons

The Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland (ACPGBI)

Consultant Colorectal and General Surgeon
University Hospitals of Leicester

Telephone 0116 265 3685
Private secretary Pippa Powley
Private secretary telephone 07939 201984
Private secretary email pippa.powley@camaservices.co.uk