Mr Sushil Maslekar

Mr Sushil Maslekar works as a Consultant Colorectal and General Surgeon at the Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, and as a Senior Lecturer at the University of Leeds.

He moved to Yorkshire in 2003 and underwent basic surgical training (2003-2004) in Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust. He then undertook clinical research under Professor John Monson and Professor Graeme S Duthie culminating in an MD in 2006. He was awarded the British Journal of Surgery John Farndon Prize in 2006 for his work.

He started Specialist training in the Yorkshire Deanery in 2006 and trained in Leeds, Sheffield amongst other hospitals in Yorkshire.


He obtained the FRCS Ed in 2011. He was awarded the first European Society of Coloproctology Pelvic floor fellowship to the prestigious Aarhus University Hospital, Aarhus, Denmark, working with Professor Soren Laurberg.

Mr Maslekar graduated from The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, India in 1997, followed by six years general surgical residency at various centres in India.

His interests include laparoscopic and minimally invasive surgery (keyhole surgery and robotic surgery for colorectal cancer, pelvic floor surgery (including management of faecal incontinence and constipation), advanced minimal discomfort colonoscopy and transanal microsurgical techniques for rectal polyps and cancers. He has also been extensively involved in research during his career and has over 25 peer reviewed journal publications.

Professional Memberships

Mr Sushil Maslekar is a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and a member of the Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland (ACPGB&I).

He is currently the Chair of the North England Pelvic Floor Society. He is also the Clinical Lead for Colorectal cancers at Leeds; and Clinical Lead for pelvic floor diseases at Leeds. He is an examiner for the MRCS examination at the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.

Current Position

Since appointment as Consultant Colorectal Surgeon to the Leeds Teaching Hospitals in 2012, Mr Maslekar has played a key role in developing the pelvic floor service and advanced laparoscopic surgery.

Current Practice

Mr Maslekar is an accredited laparoscopic colorectal surgeon (keyhole or minimally invasive surgery for disorders of the bowel) and performs more than 90% of bowel cancers resections laparoscopically. His main interests are minimally invasive surgery for bowel disorders, including cancer and diverticular disease, pelvic floor disorders and herniae.

Mr Maslekar is an experienced accredited endoscopist and performs endoscopy (colonoscopy, flexible sigmoidoscopy and gastroscopy). He offers modern treatments for haemorrhoids including Radiofrequency ablation (Rafaelo), Doppler guided treatment (HALO/THD).

He has also built a national reputation for his specialist interest in pelvic floor disorders and when conservative measures have been exhausted, he provides treatments for bowel incontinence (sacral nerve stimulation, sphincter reconstruction, Magnetic anal sphincter), prolapse repair and chronic constipation. He is a National trainer for laparoscopic ventral mesh rectopexy and the STARR procedure.

He has special interest in laparoscopic and robotic treatment of colorectal cancers and anal cancers. He offers minimally invasive treatments for early rectal cancer and polyps (TAMIS/ TEO). His results can be accessed here (https://www.acpgbi.org.uk/surgeon-outcomes/leeds-teaching-hospitals-nhs-trust/)

He has a keen interest in hernias especially key hole (laparoscopic) repair and treats incisional, umbilical, femoral and all other ventral hernia.

Research & Publications

Mr Sushil Maslekar has published articles on colorectal cancer, quality of colonoscopy and pelvic floor disorders. His research interests include faecal incontinence, organ preservation in rectal cancer, translational research in proteomics, gene therapy and biomarkers in colorectal cancer.


1 : Multicentre observational study of gastrointestinal recovery after elective colorectal surgery. Colorectal Dis. 2018 Jun;20(6):536-544.

2 : Gonsalves S, Brayshaw I, Maslekar S, Hance J, Sagar P, Miskovic D. A new technique of extreme lateral positioning for laparoscopic splenic flexure mobilization. Colorectal Dis. 2015 May;17(5):O126-8. doi: 10.1111/codi.12942.

PubMed PMID: 25754828.

4 : Maslekar S, Toh EW, Adair R, Bate JP, Botterill I. Systematic review of anorectal varices. Colorectal Dis. 2013 Dec;15(12):e702-10. doi: 10.1111/codi.12417. Review.

PubMed PMID: 24020839.

5 : Maslekar S, Smith K, Harji D, Griffiths B, Sagar PM. Injectable collagen for the treatment of fecal incontinence: long-term results. Dis Colon Rectum. 2013 Mar;56(3):354-9. doi: 10.1097/DCR.0b013e3182805276.

PubMed PMID: 23392151.

6 : Harji DP, Sagar PM, Boyle K, Maslekar S, Griffiths B, McArthur DR. Outcome of surgical resection of second-time locally recurrent rectal cancer. Br J Surg. 2013 Feb;100(3):403-9. doi: 10.1002/bjs.8991. Epub 2012 Dec 7.

PubMed PMID: 23225371.

7 : Maslekar S, Sagar PM, Harji D, Bruce C, Griffiths B. The challenge of pouch-vaginal fistulas: a systematic review. Tech Coloproctol. 2012 Dec;16(6):405-14. doi: 10.1007/s10151-012-0885-7. Epub 2012 Sep 6. Review.

PubMed PMID: 22956207.

8 : Qureshi MS, Goldsmith PJ, Maslekar S, Prasad KR, Botterill ID. Synchronous resection of colorectal cancer and liver metastases: comparative views of

colorectal and liver surgeons. Colorectal Dis. 2012 Aug;14(8):e477-85. doi: 10.1111/j.1463-1318.2012.02992.x.

PubMed PMID: 22340783.

9 : Maslekar S, Sagar PM, Mavor AI, Harji D, Bruce C. Resection of recurrent rectal cancer with encasement of external iliac vessels. Tech Coloproctol. 2013

Feb;17(1):131-2. doi: 10.1007/s10151-011-0787-0. Epub 2011 Nov 18.

PubMed PMID: 22095300.

10 : Griffiths B, Harji D, Maslekar S, Bruce C, Sagar PM. Pelvic exenteration for recurrent colonic malignancy. Tech Coloproctol. 2012 Oct;16(5):401-2. doi:

10.1007/s10151-011-0775-4. Epub 2011 Nov 3.

PubMed PMID: 22048191.

11 : Harji DP, Maslekar S, Bruce C, Sagar PM. Trans-vaginal repair of a recurrent pouch-vaginal fistula. Tech Coloproctol. 2011 Dec;15(4):483-5. doi: 10.1007/s10151-011-0705-5. Epub 2011 Jun 22.

PubMed PMID: 21695439.

12 : Maslekar S, Miller G. Suturing for post cholecystectomy bile leaks: a safe and efficient technique. Ann R Coll Surg Engl. 2011 Apr;93(3):260. doi: 10.1308/003588411X12851639107395g. PubMed PMID: 21477450;

PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3291153.

13 : Maslekar S, Waudby P, Avery G, Monson JR, Duthie GS. Quality assurance in flexible sigmoidoscopy: medical and nonmedical endoscopists. Surg Endosc. 2010 Jan;24(1):89-93. doi: 10.1007/s00464-009-0553-9. Epub 2009 Aug 18.

PubMed PMID: 19688402.

14 : Maslekar S, Gardiner AB, Monson JR, Duthie GS. Artificial neural networks to predict presence of significant pathology in patients presenting to routine colorectal clinics. Colorectal Dis. 2010 Dec;12(12):1254-9. doi: 10.1111/j.1463-1318.2009.02005.x.

PubMed PMID: 19604289.

15 : : Maslekar S, Balaji P, Gardiner A, Culbert B, Monson JR, Duthie GS. Randomized controlled trial of patient-controlled sedation for colonoscopy: Entonox vs modified patient-maintained target-controlled propofol. Colorectal Dis. 2011 Jan;13(1):48-57. doi: 10.1111/j.1463-1318.2009.01988.x.

PubMed PMID: 19575742.

16 : Maslekar S, Hughes M, Gardiner A, Monson JR, Duthie GS. Patient satisfaction with lower gastrointestinal endoscopy: doctors, nurse and nonmedical

endoscopists. Colorectal Dis. 2010 Oct;12(10):1033-8. doi: 10.1111/j.1463-1318.2009.01989.x.

PubMed PMID: 19575741.

17 : Maslekar S, Avery G, Duthie GS. Quality assurance in colonoscopy: role of endomucosal clips. Colorectal Dis. 2010 Jul;12(7):651-6. doi: 10.1111/j.1463-1318.2009.01874.x. Epub 2009 Apr 10.

PubMed PMID: 19486091.

18 : Maslekar S, Gardiner A, Hughes M, Culbert B, Duthie GS. Randomized clinical trial of Entonox versus midazolam-fentanyl sedation for colonoscopy. Br J Surg. 2009 Apr;96(4):361-8. doi: 10.1002/bjs.6467.

PubMed PMID: 19283736.

19 : Maslekar S, Anwar S. Recent advances in the management of rectal cancer. Br J Hosp Med (Lond). 2008 Dec;69(12):681-5. Review.

PubMed PMID: 19186605.

20 : Suppiah A, Maslekar S, Alabi A, Hartley JE, Monson JR. Transanal endoscopic microsurgery in early rectal cancer: time for a trial? Colorectal Dis. 2008

May;10(4):314-27; discussion 327-9. doi: 10.1111/j.1463-1318.2007.01448.x. Epub 2008 Jan 10. Review.

PubMed PMID: 18190614.

21 : Maslekar S, Pillinger SH, Sharma A, Taylor A, Monson JR. Cost analysis of transanal endoscopic microsurgery for rectal tumours. Colorectal Dis. 2007


PubMed PMID: 17298620.

22 : Maslekar S, Gardiner AB, Duthie GS. Anterior anal sphincter repair for fecal incontinence: Good longterm results are possible. J Am Coll Surg. 2007


PubMed PMID: 17189111.

23 : Maslekar S, Sharma A, Macdonald A, Gunn J, Monson JR, Hartley JE. Mesorectal grades predict recurrences after curative resection for rectal cancer. Dis Colon Rectum. 2007 Feb;50(2):168-75.

PubMed PMID: 17160574.

24 : Maslekar S, Pillinger SH, Monson JR. Transanal endoscopic microsurgery for carcinoma of the rectum. Surg Endosc. 2007 Jan;21(1):97-102. Epub 2006 Nov 16.

PubMed PMID: 17111281.

25 : Maslekar S, Sharma A, Macdonald A, Gunn J, Monson JR, Hartley JE. Do supervised colorectal trainees differ from consultants in terms of quality of TME surgery? Colorectal Dis. 2006 Nov;8(9):790-4.

PubMed PMID: 17032327.

26 : Maslekar S, Gardiner A, Maklin C, Duthie GS. Investigation and treatment of faecal incontinence. Postgrad Med J. 2006 Jun;82(968):363-71. Review.

PubMed PMID: 16754704; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2563743.

27 : Maslekar S, Beral DL, White TJ, Pillinger SH, Monson JR. Transanal endoscopic microsurgery: where are we now? Dig Surg. 2006;23(1-2):12-22. Epub 2006 Apr 21. Review.

PubMed PMID: 16675907.