Mr David Sanders

BSc, MBCHB, FRCS, MD, PGDipMedEd (Clinical Lead for Upper GI Surgery)

Consultant Upper GI, Abdominal Wall and Paediatric Surgeon

General information / bio / about:

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 studies 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.

Qualifications:                    

BSc, MBCHB, FRCS, MD, PG DipMedEd          

General areas of clinical expertise:

  • Benign Upper GI surgery
  • Emergency surgery
  • General Paediatric Surgery
  • Abdominal Wall Surgery

Specific areas of expertise:

  • Laparoscopic surgery
  • Gallstone disease including laparoscopic cholecystectomy and bile duct exploration
  • Reflux disease and achalasia of the oesophagus
  • Hiatus hernia
  • Disorders of the spleen
  • Hernia surgery – inguinal, femoral, lumbar, epigastric, umbilical, incisional, complex abdominal wall reconstruction
  • Paediatric hernias – inguinal, umbilical and epigastric
  • Paediatric undescended testicles
  • Paediatric circumcision
  • Paediatric general surgery

Responsibilities:

  • Clinical Lead for Upper GI Surgery
  • Clinical Lead for Paediatric Surgery

Selected publications

Mr Sanders has over 80 publications and has written several book chapters

  1. Sanders DL, Kingsnorth AN, Windsor ACJ
    Is there a role for hernia subspecialists? Or is this a step too far?
    Hernia. 2016 Jun 21. [Epub ahead of print]
  1. Smeds S, Nienhuijs S, Kullman E,  Sanders DL, Lehnert  T, Ziprin P, Gingell-Littlejohn M, Miserez M, Kingsnorth AN.
    Identification and Management of the Ilio-inguinal and  Ilio-hypogastric Nerves in Open Inguinal Hernia Repair:
    Benefits of Self-gripping Mesh
    Hernia. 2016 Feb;20(1):33-41.
  1. Gillion JF, Sanders D, Miserez M, Muysoms F
    The economic burden of incisional ventral hernia repair: a multicentric cost analysis.
    Hernia. 2016 Mar 1. [Epub ahead of print]
  1. Muysoms FE, Antoniou SA, Bury K, Campanelli G, Conze J, Cuccurullo D, de Beaux AC, Deerenberg EB, East BE, Fortelny RH, Gillion JF, Henriksen HN, Israelsson L, Jairam A, Jänes A, Jeekel J, Lopez-Cano M, Miserez M, Morales-Conde M, Sanders DL, Simons MP, Śmietański M, Venclauskas L, Berrevoet F.
  1. Single-incision laparoscopic surgery is associated with a higher incidence of trocar-site hernia than conventional
    laparoscopy: A meta-analysis of randomized controlled trial
    Hernia. 2016 Feb;20(1):1-10.
  1. Muysoms FE, Antoniou SA, Bury K, Campanelli G, Conze J, Cuccurullo D, de Beaux AC, Deerenberg EB, East BE, Fortelny RH, Gillion JF, Henriksen HN, Israelsson L, Jairam A, Jänes A, Jeekel J, Lopez-Cano M, Miserez M, Morales-Conde M, Sanders DL, Simons MP, Śmietański M, Venclauskas L, Berrevoet F.
    European Hernia Society guidelines on the closure of abdominal wall incisions.
    Hernia. 2015. 19(1):1-24.
  1. Sanders DL, Waydia S
    A systematic review of randomized control trials assessing mesh fixation in open inguinal hernia repair
    Hernia. 2014 Apr; 18(2): 165-76.
  1. Sanders DL, Kurzer M, GDG
    NICE approved Groin Hernia Commissioning Guidance. Sept 2013
    http://www.rcseng.ac.uk/providers-commissioners/docs/asgbi-british-hernia-society-rcseng-commissioning-guide-on-groin-hernia
  1. Sanders DL, Kingsnorth AN
    The modern management of incisional hernias.
    BMJ, 2012. 344: p. e2843.
  1. Sanders DL, Kingsnorth AN
    Prosthetic mesh materials used in hernia surgery.
    Expert review of medical devices, 2012. 9(2): p. 159-79.
  1. Sanders DL, Nienhuijs S, Ziprin P, Miserez M, Gingell-Littlejohn M, Smeds S
    Randomized clinical trial comparing self-gripping mesh with suture fixation of lightweight polypropylene mesh in open inguinal hernia repair.
    BJS. Oct 2014t;101(11):1373-82
  1. Sanders DL, Kingsnorth AN, Lambie J, Bond P, Moate R, Steer JA
    An in vitro study assessing the effect of mesh morphology and suture fixation on bacterial adherence.
    Hernia. 2014.18(2): 165-76.
  1. Sheen AJ, Bennett D, de Beaux A, Fevre D, Gilmore OJ, Kingsnorth A, Kurzer M, Lloyd D, Maclennan I, O’Dwyer P, Paajanen H, Robinson P, Sanders DL, Stephenson BM
    British Hernia Society position on the diagnosis and treatment of the  ‘Sportsman’s Groin’.
    Br J Sports Med. 2014; 48(14): 1079-87.
  1. Tongaonkar RR, Sanders DL, Kingsnorth AN
    Ten-Years Personal Experience of Using Low Density Polyethylene (LDPE) Mesh for Inguinal Hernia Repair.
    Tropical Medicine and Surgery. 2013; 1:136
  1. Sanders DL, Kingsnorth AN, Moate R, Steer JA
    An in vitro study assessing the infection risk of low cost polyethylene mosquito net compared to commercial hernia prosthetics.
    The Journal of Surgical Research. 2013; 183(2);e31-7
  1. Sanders DL, Kingsnorth AN, Stephenson BM
    Mosquito net mesh for abdominal wall hernioplasty: A comparison of material characteristics with commercial prosthetics
    The World Journal of Surgery. 2013; 37(4): 737-45
  1. Sanders DL, Kingsnorth AN, Lambie J, Bond P, Moate R, Steer JA
    An experimental study exploring the relationship between the size of bacterial inoculum and bacterial adherence to prosthetic mesh.
    Surgical Endoscopy. 2013; 27(3): 978-85.
  1. Shillcutt SD, Sanders DL, Butron-Vila MT, Kingsnorth AN Cost-effectiveness of groin hernia surgery in northwestern Ecuador. The World Journal of Surgery. 2013; 37(1): 32-41.
  1. Sanders DL, Bond P, Moate R, Steer JA
    Design and validation of a novel quantitative method for rapid bacterial enumeration using programmed stage movement scanning electron microscopy.
    Journal of Microbiological Methods. 2012; 91(3): 544-50
  1. Sanders DL, Kingsnorth AN
    From ancient to contemporary times: a concise history of incisional hernia repair.
    Henria. 2012. 16(1): p. 1-7

Last updated: October 3, 2017