Personal profile

Mr R. Paul Harris is a Consultant General and Colorectal Surgeon at the Beaumont Hospital, Bolton and The Royal Bolton Hospital. Mr Harris was brought up and schooled in and around Chorley. He studied Medicine at Manchester University and completed basic surgical training in the Northwest. He spent two years performing research work in Richmond, Virginia, USA and has published this work amongst other articles. He completed his Specialist training in the Northwest before being appointed as a Consultant in Bolton in 2003.

Mr Harris performs the 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 a member of The Association of Coloproctology, The Association of Surgeons and a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.

Professional Membership



  • Association of Surgeons

  • Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh

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