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David Sanders

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  • NHS secretary Ms Angela McEnaney

  • Private secretary Ms Angela McEnaney


Areas of expertise and special interest:

  • Auditing
  • Benign
  • Bile Duct Surgery
  • Gall Bladder Surgery
  • Hernia Surgery
  • Pancreas
  • Reflux Surgery
  • Researcher
  • Spleen

AUGIS Membership Category: Consultant Surgeon, Full member

Qualifications: FRCS, MD, MMEd, PGDip

GMC Number: 6071856

Region: South West


  • North Devon District Hospital,
    Raleigh Park
    Barnstaple EX31 4JB
  • North Devon District Hospital Private Office,
    Raleigh Park
    Barnstaple EX31 4JB

Other Roles:

Paediatric Surgery

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My Research:

David Sanders is a consultant upper GI surgeon and clinical lead for Upper GI surgery and General Paediatric Surgery at North Devon Hospital in Barnstaple. He completed specialty laparoscopic upper GI training in the South West of England and a trauma fellowship in South Africa. His doctorate thesis on the influence of mesh and fixation techniques on infection in abdominal wall hernia repair and is an internationally recognized expert in the field with over 50 publications in the field of hernia surgery and several book chapters. He has given numerous invited lectures on the topic both nationally and internationally. David is on the board of the British Hernia Society, Chaired the National Institute for Clinical Excellence approved commissioning guidance for groin hernia, was involved in developing the RightCare patient decision aid for inguinal hernias and is on the European working group that developed the Abdominal Wall Closure Guidelines and the International Hernia Guidelines. Mr Sanders is the editor of the Bulletin of the Royal College of Surgeons.

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