Mr Richard Harris

Consultant Colorectal and General Surgeon - General Surgery, Royal Bolton Hospital

Telephone Number: 01204 390407

Professional Background

Mr Harris studied medicine at Manchester University and completed basic surgical training in the North West. He spent two years performing research work in Richmond, Virginia, USA and has published this work amongst several other articles. He completed his specialist training in the North West before being appointed as a consultant in Bolton in 2003.

Mr Harris performs the full spectrum of general surgery (minor operations, hernia surgery, gallbladder surgery etc.). His special interest lies in colorectal surgery which encompasses the benign, such as haemorrhoid procedures, to major bowel resections for malignancy. He has introduced laparoscopic (keyhole) bowel surgery to Bolton and can now offer this option to many patients.

Mr Harris is currently Clinical Lead for Colorectal Cancer and a member of the Association of Coloproctology, the Association of Surgeons and a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.

Special Interests and Research

Special interests include:
• Haemorrhoid procedures
• Bowel resections for malignancy
• Laparoscopic bowel surgery

Mr Richard Harris works in the following services:

General Surgery

Our General Surgery Department has a high volume of emergency admissions, with short length of stay for surgical patients.  The department provides a variety of complex upper gastrointestinal and colorectal surgeries including for some types of cancer, and a variety of laparoscopic (keyhole) surgeries, both planned and emergency cases. There is also a Vascular Department on site that deals with complex vascular (blood vessel) problems. The hospital provides surgery for children however newborn babies are referred to Central Manchester Children’s Hospital if they need surgery.