Consultant Profile

Mr David Exon

Mr David Exon MBBS., MD., FRCSI., FRCSEd., FRCS (Gen Surg)
Practicing at:
Spire Leicester Hospital
  • General surgery
    • Endoscopy
    • Gastrointestinal surgery
    • Hernia repair surgery
    • Laparoscopic surgery
    • Minimal access surgery
Special clinical interests:

Gastro-oesophageal reflux, Laparoscopic anti-reflux surgery, Hiatal hernia surgery, Oesophagogastric Cancer, Gastroparesis and Oesophageal motility disorders, Laparoscopic surgery for Gallstones, Groin and Abdominal herniae.

Research interests:

Molecular predictors of survival in oesophagogastric cancer.
Cellular stress response and cytoprotection in Laparoscopic Surgery.

Current NHS and /or university posts:

Consultant Upper GI, General & Laparoscopic Surgeon, University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust

Year of first medical qualification:
Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies:

Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
Royal College of Surgeons of Ireland
Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland
Association of Upper Gastrointestinal Surgeons
British Medical Association
Society of Academic and Research Surgery
Experts in Severe and Complex Obesity (ESCO)

Contact Details 
Private secretary:
Spire Medical Secretaries Office
Private secretary telephone number:
0116 265 3014
Private secretary fax:
0116 272 9009
Private secretary email address:
Wednesday evenings and at other times by arrangement
Background Information 
Professional profile:

Mr David Exon was appointed as Consultant Upper GI & General Surgeon in Leicester in 2010. Originally from Birmingham, he studied medicine at the Royal Free Hospital School of Medicine, London, qualifying in 1990. He then trained in all aspects of General, Upper GI & Pancreato-biliary Surgery in London and Hong Kong. After working in NW Thames; at hospitals such as Hammersmith & The Royal Marsden, he took up the post of Clinical Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in Oesophagogastric Surgery, Chinese University of Hong Kong (2001), before being appointed Consultant Upper GI & Laparoscopic (keyhole) surgeon in Ninewells Hospital, Dundee (2004-2010)

Mr Exon’s practice at Spire Leicester Hospital mirrors his NHS practice, focusing on gastrointestinal and abdominal problems. He has considerable experience in the laparoscopic surgical management of gastro-oesophageal reflux disease, hiatal hernia repair and oesophageal dysmotility. He has carried out over 1500 keyhole operations (antireflux procedures, cholecystectomy, hernia repairs), since becoming a consultant nine years ago.

Personal profile:

Most of David’s free time is spent with his wife, and their two boys. If there is any time left then the bike, rugby or the labradoodle calls…

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Mr David Exon

Mr David Jonathan Exon General surgery Consultant, Leicester, private hospital specialist.

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