Personal profile

Mr Keith Gunning was awarded his basic medical degree from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne in 1986. He then trained in surgery in Manchester, Leicester, Newcastle upon Tyne and Sydney, Australia, passing the Intercollegiate Surgical Examination in 1999. He was then appointed a Consultant Colorectal Surgeon at Darlington Memorial Hospital in the same year and has developed his practice since then.

In addition, Mr Gunning is accredited as a provider and trainer in colonoscopy, flexible sigmoidoscopy and gastroscopy. He is also accredited to perform laparoscopic colorectal surgery and has experience with anorectal conditions such as fistula, fissure, pilonidal disease and haemorrhoids.

Professional Membership



  • Member - Association of Surgeons of Great Britain & Ireland

  • Member - Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain & Ireland  

Clinical Interests



  • Gastroscopy

  • Colonoscopy

  • Flexible sigmoidoscopy

  • Anorectal conditions such as fistula, fissure and haemorrhoids

  • Laparoscopic colorectal surgery and general surgical conditions such as hernias and gallbladder disease

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