Midlands Bowel Centre

Spire Parkway Hospital

1 Damson Parkway, Solihull, West Midlands, B91 2PP

Mr David McArthur, Consultant General and Colorectal Surgeon

  • MBChB MRCS(Ed) MD FRCSEd(Gen Surg)


    General surgery
    Hernia repair
    Colorectal surgery
    Llaparoscopic surgery

    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

    Research interests

    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

    Professional profile

    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.


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