MBChB MRCS(Ed) MD FRCSEd(Gen Surg)
Special clinical iInterests
Laparoscopic colorectal and general surgical procedures
Management of colorectal cancer including locally advanced and recurrent rectal cancer
Treatment of haemorrhoids including THD (haemorrhoid artery ligation) and stapled haemorrhoidectomy
Management of other benign perianal disorders
Colorectal cancer pathogenesis
Recurrent rectal cancer
Laparoscopic colorectal surgery
Current NHS and/or university posts
Consultant General Surgeon, Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust
Year of first medical qualification
Current membership(s) or professional, national and regional bodies
Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland
Read more about Mr McArthur
David McArthur is a Consultant General Surgeon at The Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust. He qualified in 1998 at Birmingham University with Honours in Surgery. In between junior and senior house-jobs in the Midlands, he lectured in anatomy at Birmingham University. He subsequently undertook a period of research into the pathogenesis of colorectal cancer and submitted a thesis for which he was awarded an MD by Warwick University.
After registrar training in the West Midlands, he secured an Association of Coloproctology of GB&I Fellowship in Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery at Leeds, working with Peter Sagar, gaining considerable experience of advanced laparoscopic techniques, including ileo-anal pouches. Additionally, he developed a specialist interest in the surgical management of advanced and recurrent rectal cancer. He has published and presented widely on a variety of colorectal and general surgical conditions.
On completion of training, David McArthur took up post as Consultant Surgeon in July 2011. He has had a key role in advancing laparoscopic colorectal surgery at Heartlands Hospital and setting up a service for patients with locally advanced and recurrent rectal cancer. He is on the teaching faculty of a number of postgraduate courses and has a continuing interest in clinical research.