Mr Day is a Consultant General and Colorectal Surgeon at Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust. During his training Mr Day did a two year fellowship at the Minimal Access Therapy Training Unit in Guildford where he completed an MD research project which focused on the optimisation of patient care before and after bowel surgery. Mr Day also received a nationally-awarded Ethicon laparoscopic colorectal fellowship during which he received further specialised training in advanced laparoscopic (keyhole) bowel cancer surgery.
Mr Day specialises in general and colorectal surgery with a specific interest in laparoscopic bowel surgery, hernia surgery, colonoscopy and treatment of anal fissures, fistulae and haemorrhoids. Mr Day is a JAG accredited colonoscopist. He has particular interest in 'Enhanced Recovery', which aims to optimise patients pre- and post-operative care in order to improve their recovery following bowel surgery.
Mr Day is the Enhanced Recovery surgical lead and audit lead at East Surrey Hospital.
Mr Day has over forty publications in peer-reviewed journals, many on the subject of Enhanced Recovery and outcomes following bowel cancer surgery. Mr Day has presented at many national and international conferences and been awarded a number of prizes including the David Dunn Medal from the ALSGBI and the John Farndon Award from the ASGBI. Mr Day is an ATLS and CCrISP instructor, training junior doctors in trauma care and management of the critically ill surgical patient.