Mr David M Lloyd MBBS, FRCS, MD
Consultant General Surgeon

Clinical Practice

Mr David M Lloyd MBBS(Lond), FRCS(Engl), MD(Leics)
Consultant Hepatobiliary and Laparoscopic Surgeon at Spire Leicester Hospital

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Mr David M Lloyd has performed over 2500 laparoscopic cholecystectomies, more than 4000 laparoscopic inguinal hernia repairs and over 200 laparoscopic splenectomies. Mr Lloyd's major laparoscopic interests also include hiatus hernia repair and gastro- oesophageal reflux. Mr Lloyd has a strong interest in biliary disease.

Mr Lloyd's interest in the ‘Sportsman hernia’ phenomen has led him to develop a surgical procedure to treat groin pain. Mr Lloyd carries out this surgery on numerous sports men and women often competing at a national level for their sport with rapid return to match level fitness.

Special clinical interests

Hepatobiliary surgery, gall stone disease, jaundice, laparoscopic cholecystectomy, groin hernias, groin strain, groin pain, laparoscopic hernia repair, liver cancer and pancreatic cancer

Research interests

  • Microwave ablation of liver tumours
  • Surgery for Groin pain – The Lloyd Release Procedure, the definitive treatment for groin strain
  • An inguinal hernia of the third kind – re-defining groin anatomy
  • Laparoscopic treatment of oesophageal reflux disease
  • Lapaoscopic cholecystectomy.

Current posts

  • Hepatobiliary and Laparoscopic surgeon, Leicester Royal Infirmary, University hospital Leicester NHS Trust
  • Honorary senior lecturer in cancer studies, University of Leicester

Current membership of professional bodies, national and regional bodies

  • Royal college of surgeons
  • Association of Laparoscopic surgeons
  • International Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Society
  • Association of surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland
  • Association of Upper Gastrintestinal Surgeons (AUGIS)


  • ‘Most Honoured Citizen’ of Leicester (2009 – 2010)
  • National Bronze Award for Clinical Excellence (2006)

Mr Lloyd has been invited to present at various conferences and meetings both in the UK and internationally, and has published in excess of 130 papers and 30 oral presentations on his specialist interest areas.

A selection of chapters and publications

Book Chapters

Advances in Surgery (Ed: Cameron JL)
Broelsch CE and Lloyd DM. The Use of Living Related Liver transplants. In: Advances in Surgery, Volume 26. (1992) Ed: John L. Cameron, MD. Mosby – Year Book, Inc. Chicago, USA.

Microwave Ablation of Liver Tumours. Lloyd DM, Strickland AD. In: Tumour Ablation: Principles and Practice. Chapter 17b: Microwave Ablation – Surgical Perspective. Pages 215 – 221. ISBN 0 – 387 – 95539 – 9 (2005)

Causes of Non – Bony Groin Pain. Mann CDA and Lloyd DM. In: Hip and Groin Pain in the Athlete (In Press), 2010

Published Papers

Laparoscopic inguinal ligment tenotomy and mesh reinforcement of the anterior abdominal wall: a new approach for the management of chronic groin pain.
Lloyd DM, Sutton CD, Altafa A, Fareed K, Bloxham L, Spencer L, Garcea G.
Surg Laparosc Endosc Percutan Tech. Aug; 18(4): 363-8

Efficacy and safety of microwave ablation for primary and secondary liver malignancies: a ststematic review.
Ong SL, Gravante G, Metcalfe MS, Strickland AD, Dennison AR, Lloyd DM.
Eur J Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2009 Jun;21 (6): 599 -60

The inguinal release procedure for groin pain: initial experience in 73 sportsmen/women.
Mann CD, Sutton CD, Garcea G, Lloyd DM.
Br J Sports Med. 2009 Aug;43 (8): 579 – 83 Epub 2009 Jan 21.

Laparoscopic fundoplication compared with medical management for gastro – oesophageal reflux disease: cost effectiveness study.
Epstein D, Bojke L, Sculper MJ; Reflux trial group.
BMJ. 2009 Jul 14; 339:b2576. doi: 10.1136/bmj.b2576.

Mr David Lloyd

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