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 & Metabolic Institute (EMBMI) to ensure we provide world class service & 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.

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Treatment information

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

General surgery

Other treatments

  • Laparoscopic (Keyhole) Procedures
  • Laparoscopic (Keyhole) Hernia Repair
  • Laparoscopic (Keyhole) Cholecystectomy
  • Laparoscopic Bile Duct Exploration
  • Laparoscopic Anti Reflux (Hiatus Hernia) Surgery

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Additional information

Clinical interests

Gallstone surgery
Gastrointestinal surgery
General surgery
Hernia repair surgery
Laparoscopic surgery
Obesity
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.

Qualification and professional memberships

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

Current NHS posts

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

Personal profile

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