Mr David Scott-Coombes

Consultant General Surgeon
MS, FRCS, EBSQ (Endocrine)

Practising at

Spire Cardiff Hospital

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr David Scott-Coombes at Spire include:

General surgery

Other treatments

Thyroid, parathyroid and adrenal surgery

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Professional profile

I have been providing a specialist service in endocrine surgery for 19 years. I am an expert in the surgical management of thyroid, parathyroid and adrenal disease.

I am an experienced general surgeon and undertake hernia and gall bladder operations.

To date I have undertaken over 1000 thyroid and 1000 parathyroid operations and more than 200 adrenal operations (mainly laparoscopically).

I am Assistant Medial Director for professional affairs at Cardiff and Vale University Health Board.

Clinical Interests

Endocrine surgery
Hernia repair surgery
Laparoscopic surgery
Parathyroid disease
Thyroid disease

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Qualification and professional memberships

MB BS / University of London / 1985
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery

Professional memberships

Past president of British Association of Endocrine and Thyroid Surgeons (BAETS)
Executive committee member of the European Society of Endocrine Surgeons (ESES)
Member of the Moynihan Chirurgical Club

Professional leadership

Assistant Medial Director for professional affairs at Cardiff and Vale University Health Board

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Current NHS posts

Consultant Surgeon, University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff.

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Research and Publication

I review papers submitted to a number of surgical journals including:

  • European Journal of Surgical Oncology
  • World Journal of Surgery
  • British Journal of Surgery

See an example of one of the most recent journal articles that I contributed to below.


Does elective parathyroidectomy for primary hyperparathyroidism affect renal function? A prospective study
March 2016

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Personal Profile

My hobbies include photography and golf.

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Private contact details

Telephone 029 2073 6011