Consultant Profile

Mr Darren Smith

Mr Darren Smith MB ChB, MPhil, FRCS (Gen surg)
Practicing at:
Spire Murrayfield Hospital Wirral
  • Gastroenterology
    • Bowel disease
    • Endoscopy
    • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • General surgery
    • Colonoscopy
    • Colorectal surgery
    • Hernia repair surgery
    • Laparoscopic surgery
Special clinical interests:

Laparoscopic surgery
General surgery
Hernia surgery
Diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy (colonoscopy)
Inflammatory bowel disease 

Research interests:

In my thesis I developed a predictive model for colorectal cancer detection using a combination of a symptom severity score in conjunction with a stool marker M2-Pyruvate kinase. 

Current NHS and /or university posts:

Consultant General and Colorectal Surgeon; Arrowe Park

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

Royal college of Surgeons of Edinburgh
Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland
British Medical Association

Contact Details 
Telephone number to make a private appointment:
0151 929 5181
Private secretary:
Wendy Draper
Private secretary telephone number:
0151 604 7053
Private secretary email address:
Tuesday Evenings
Background Information 
Professional profile:

I was appointed to Wirral NHS Trust as a Consultant General and Colorectal Surgeon after completing a National Laparoscopic Fellowship. I have developed an extensive practise in laparoscopic surgery for colorectal cancer and inflammatory bowel disease and provide laparoscopic support for my gynaecology colleagues in surgery for endometriosis. I have an interest in functional bowel disorders as well as diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy including colonoscopy and gastroscopy.

I undertake procedures for benign anorectal conditions including fissure, fistulas and pilonidal sinus disease. I am also trained and undertake modern haemorrhoidal surgery including THD.

I perform hernia surgery both open and laparoscopic. 

Personal profile:

I have worked at Arrowe Park since 2011, but my wife and I plus our 4 yr old son and pet dog have recently relocated to the Wirral and are enjoying family life.

I have a keen interest in sport and in particular I am an avid supporter of Liverpool FC.

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