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Mr David Smith

Consultant General and Colorectal Surgeon
BSc (Hons), MBChB, FRCS

Practising at

Spire Cheshire Hospital

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr David Smith at Spire include:

General surgery

Gastroenterology

Other treatments

Colorectal surgery, stapled haemorrhoidopexy, rectal examination under anaesthetic, upper gastrointestinal endoscopy, abdominal adhesion surgery, open surgery groin hernia repair, cholecystectomy, appendicectomy, bowel cancer surgery, HALO haemorrhoids removal and diagnostic endoscopy. 

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Professional profile

I have been a consultant colorectal and general surgeon for five years. I trained on the Manchester Higher Surgical Training Programme and completed an Ethicon sponsored Fellowship in Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary. I have wide experience in coloproctology and my practice includes surgery for both benign and malignant diseases. I have a particular interest in enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) and laparoscopic (keyhole) surgery, which in combination confers a reduced inpatient stay after surgery. I have also developed a practice in the management of early rectal cancer and polyps. I perform trans anal minimally invasive surgery (TAMIS) for such cases.

I specialise in colorectal and general surgery, including colonic and rectal surgery for colorectal cancer, and benign conditions such as diverticular disease and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD; ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease). In addition, I undertake proctology for the management of conditions including haemorrhoids, anal fissure and anal fistula. I perform a variety of procedures for the management of haemorrhoids including rubber band ligation (RBL), haemorrhoidal artery ligation operation (HALO)/trans-anal haemorrhoidal dearterialisation (THD), stapled haemorrhoidectomy and open haemorrhoidectomy. I am also an endoscopy trainer.

I perform over 60 major colorectal procedures every year in both the elective and emergency setting. I am an experienced endoscopist (gastroscopy, flexible sigmoidoscopy and colonoscopy) undertaking over 500 colonoscopy procedures per annum in both my NHS and private practice.

In addition to my clinical work I am actively involved in surgical training. I am a member of the Health Education North West Specialty Training Committee for higher surgical trainees. In 2016 I received an excellence in training award from Health Education North West.

Clinical Interests

Bowel disease
Endoscopy
Gastrointestinal pathology
Colonoscopy
Gastrointestinal surgery
Coloproctocology
Gastrointestinal cancer
Inflammatory bowel disease
Laparoscopic surgery
Coloproctology
Endoscopy
General surgery
Hernia repair surgery

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Qualification and professional memberships

BSc (Hons) / University of Liverpool, UK / 1996
Bachelor of Science, with honours

MBChB / University of Liverpool, UK / 2001
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery

FRCS / Royal College of Surgeons / 2009
Fellowship of the Royal Colleges of Surgeons


Professional memberships

Royal College of Surgeons
Medical Protection Society
Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain & Ireland

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Current NHS posts

I am the lead clinician for colorectal cancer services at the Royal Bolton Hospital. 

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Personal Profile

I am married to Louise and we have three children. Outside of medicine we lead a busy and active lifestyle. My children are involved in local football and gymnastic clubs which we support. I enjoy keeping fit when possible and we like to travel and enjoy activity holidays.

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Private contact details

Telephone Out patient appointments - 01925 215 087
Private secretary Elise Mainwairing
Private secretary telephone 01925 215 064
Private secretary email elise.mainwairing@spirehealthcare.com