Lt Col Leigh Davies

Consultant General and Colorectal Surgeon

MBBCh, BSc, MD, FRCS


Specialises in

  • Colorectal surgery
  • Colorectal cancer

I trained in medicine at the University of Wales College of Medicine, Cardiff, graduating in 1997. My post-graduate surgical training was undertaken in Surrey, London, Hampshire and South Wales. I obtained Specialist recognition in 2012 and have undertaken specialist training Fellowships in Advanced Pelvic Oncology in Swansea and in Cytoreductive Surgery in Basingstoke.

I was appointed to Cardiff in 2013 as a Consultant General and Colorectal Surgeon as part of a placement from the Ministry of Defence and I continue to serve as a regular Army Officer. Clinically I practice at University Hospital Llandough and University Hospital of Wales where I undertake both elective and emergency duties in both General and Colorectal surgery. In addition to this I have served in Military operational environments at home and abroad.

My research involved the genetic interrogation of human colorectal carcinoma and the role of lymphangiogenesis the development of secondary disease. Current research interests include quality outcomes following elective and emergency surgery and trauma management. I have responsibility within UHW for the training of surgical trainees in Emergency Surgery and am the General Surgery Trauma Lead.

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General Medical Council Number: C4435291

Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Lt Col Leigh Davies at Spire include:

General surgery

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Clinical interests

Colorectal surgery
Gastrointestinal surgery
Hernia repair surgery
Minimal access surgery
Laparoscopic surgery
Colonoscopy

Special clinical interests: Colorectal cancer; Proctology; Haemorrhoid treatments; Severe trauma management; Advanced pelvic oncology; Cytoreduction surgery

Qualification and professional memberships

MBBCh / University of Wales College of Medicine / 1997
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery


Professional memberships

Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England

Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland (ACPGBI)

MEDSERVE Wales

Association of Trauma and Military Surgeons (ATMS)

South and Mid Wales Cave Rescue Team

Current NHS posts

Consultant General and Colorectal Surgeon, University Hospital of Wales.

Consultant General and Colorectal Surgeon, University Hospital Llandough.

Personal profile

I am originally from West Wales and having trained in Cardiff have now settled here permanently. I am married with three children and we share a huge interest in the outdoors, spending much of our spare time caving, climbing mountains or biking. I am a keen rugby supporter and am a Team Manager for my son’s junior rugby team at Rhiwbina RFC.

Contact information

Telephone 029 2073 6011