Mr Paul Leeder

Consultant General and Upper Gastro-Intestinal Surgeon

MBChB, MD, PGDip Med Ed, FRCS (Gen Surg)

Specialises in

I am a consultant general laparoscopic surgeon with an interest in Upper GI, Cancer and Bariatric (weight loss) surgery. My specialist practice includes laparoscopic hernia, reflux and gallbladder surgery.

Since qualifying as a doctor in 1989, my specialist surgical training has taken me from Nottingham to Leeds and Oxford. I was awarded a prestigious fellowship in Laparoscopic Surgery at The Royal Adelaide Hospital, before taking up my consultant post in Derby in 2002.

I have been committed to building a specialist laparoscopic service in The East Midlands, for both NHS and private patients. I currently perform over 300 laparoscopic procedures per year, with nationally published outcomes.

I established the first bariatric (weight loss) surgery service in the East Midlands in 2004 and work closely with a strong team at the East Midlands Bariatric and Metabolic Institute (EMBMI) to ensure we provide world class service and outcomes. We strive to ensure the same high standard of care in both the NHS and private sector.

I am passionate about ensuring the appropriate skills are passed on to the next generation of surgeons. I have developed and regularly run laparoscopic courses both regionally and nationally and hold a national role as Director of Education for The Association of Laparoscopic Surgeons. I have recently completed a Diploma in Medical Education with distinction and am a member of The Faculty of Surgical Trainers.


Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Paul Leeder at Spire include:

General surgery

Other treatments

  • Laparoscopic anti reflux (hiatus hernia) surgery
  • Laparoscopic bile duct exploration
  • Laparoscopic (keyhole) cholecystectomy
  • Laparoscopic (keyhole) hernia repair
  • Laparoscopic (keyhole) procedures

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Additional information

Gallstone surgery
Gastrointestinal surgery
General surgery
Hernia repair surgery
Laparoscopic surgery
Weight loss surgery

Special Clinical Interests: General Surgery including gallbladder / gallstone surgery (laparoscopic cholecystectomy) | Hernia surgery, including Laparoscopic / Inguinal (groin) / umbilical / epigastric / incisional / hernia repair / hiatus hernia / reflux surgery | Bariatric (weight loss) surgery including laparoscopic (Keyhole) gastric bypass / laparoscopic (keyhole) sleeve gastrectomy / laparoscopic (Keyhole) gastric band / endoscopic gastric balloon.

MBChB / University of Sheffield / 1989
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery

FRCS / Royal College of Surgeons of England / 1994
Fellowship of the Royal Colleges of Surgeons

FRCS (General Surgery) / Intercollegiate Surgical Board / 2001
Fellowship of the Royal Colleges of Surgeons

MD / University of Sheffield / 2002
Doctor of Medicine

PG Diploma Medical Education / University of Nottingham / 2017
PG Diploma Medical Education

Professional memberships

ALSGBI - Council Member of The Association of Laparoscopic Surgeons of Great Britain & Ireland

AUGIS - Association of Upper GI Surgeons

BMA - British Medical Association

BOMSS - British Obesity & Metabolic Surgery Society

BSG - British Society of Gastroenterology

FST - Faculty of Surgical Trainers

IFSO International Federation of Surgical Obesity

RCSE - Fellow of The Royal College of Surgeons of England

GTSS Honorary Secretary of The Grey Turner Surgical Society

Consultant in General, Laparoscopic, Upper GI & Bariatric Surgery at Derby Teaching Hospitals

When not at work I enjoy swimming, cooking and spending time with my wife, four children and naughty Cocker Spaniel.