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J. Paul Sanders, General Surgery provider.

J. Paul Sanders, MD

General Surgery

I was drawn to surgery because it's something that I can do to make a lifelong difference for patients. I like being able to fix something, to make a tangible change in a relatively short period. The most rewarding thing is getting to know my patients. I help them figure out what problem is actually leading to their symptoms. This is not always as it first appears. I like to help patients feel better and improve their quality of life.

I was in the military for almost 30 years. That experience lets me build a rapport with my patients very quickly. They feel like I’m very understanding and easy to talk to, and I really enjoy that. I try to be as transparent as I possibly can and to very precisely explain what to expect both before and after surgery.

I’ve been at Cheshire for a few years, and after many years of moving around, my family and I have decided that we are not moving again. I feel very invested in this hospital and the community, in just making sure that people here are taken care of and that all is well.

Where to find me

Cheshire Medical Center

580 Court Street
Keene, New Hampshire 03431



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About me

J. Paul Sanders, MD


  • 2020

Areas of focus

  • General surgery
  • Minimally invasive surgery
  • Bariatric weight loss surgery
  • Stomach surgery


  • English


Medical School

  • MD, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA, 2007


  • General Surgery, Tripler Army Medical Center, Honolulu, HI, 2012


  • Minimally Invasive Surgery, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA, 2016

Board Certification

  • Surgery