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Mr David Ilsley

Mr David Ilsley

Consultant General Surgeon
MB ChB, FRCS (Gen Surg)

Specialises in

  • Abdominal pain
  • Haemorrhoids and piles
  • Investigation of bowel symptoms
  • Day case hernia treatment
  • Keyhole gallbladder surgery
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Clinic times:
Wednesday: 9am - 1pm

An initial consultation with Mr David Ilsley is from £170.

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Professional profile

I have been a Consultant Colorectal and General Surgeon in Huddersfield and Halifax for over 10 years. I currently manage patients at Spire Elland Hospital, Huddersfield Royal Infirmary and Calderdale Royal Hospital. I am experienced in the management of colorectal cancer, inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and anal conditions including haemorrhoids. I specialise in the diagnosis and management of bowel conditions including bowel cancer, diverticular disease, ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s disease and Anal problems including haemorrhoids, skin tags, anal fistula and anal fissure. I also have an interest in gallbladder disease and hernia surgery.

I am an experienced endoscopist and laparoscopic (keyhole) surgeon and a Bowel Cancer Screening Programme accredited colonoscopist. To date I have performed in excess of 2,000 colonoscopies (100-150 per year); 1000 laparoscopic (keyhole) operations (60-70 per year); 1,000 operations for bowel cancer and benign conditions in both my NHS and private practice.

I am one of the two General Surgery representatives on the Spire Elland Medical Advisory Committee and the current Chairman. I am on the teaching faculty for colonoscopy at the East Yorkshire School of Endoscopy.

I submit data to the National Bowel Cancer Audit for all patients with bowel cancer that I operate on. The results are in the public domain: https://www.acpgbi.org.uk/surgeon-outcomes/calderdale-and-huddersfield-nhs-foundation-trust/

General Medical Council Number: C3471359

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Clinical interests

Colonoscopy
Coloproctology
Endoscopy
Colorectal surgery
Gastrointestinal surgery
Gastrointestinal cancer
Gallstone surgery
Hernia repair surgery
Minimal access surgery
Bowel disease
Bowel cancer

Qualification and professional memberships

MB ChB / University of Leeds Medical School / 1990
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery

FRCS / England / 1996
Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England

FRCS (Gen Surg) / England / 2003
Intercollegiate Speciality Examination in General Surgery


Professional memberships

Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain & Ireland
Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland
Association of Laparoscopic Surgeons of Great Britain & Ireland British Medical Association
British Hernia Society


Professional leadership

I am the Chairman of the Spire Elland Medical Advisory Committee (MAC)

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Current NHS posts

Consultant Colorectal and General Surgeon, Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust

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