Mr David J Exon

Mr David J Exon

Consultant General Surgeon


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My practice at Spire Leicester Hospital mirrors my NHS practice, focusing on gastrointestinal and abdominal problems. I have considerable experience in the laparoscopic surgical management of gastro-oesophageal reflux disease, hiatal hernia repair and oesophageal dysmotility.

I have carried out over 1,500 keyhole operations (anti-reflux procedures, cholecystectomy, hernia repairs), since becoming a consultant.

I was appointed as Consultant Upper GI and General Surgeon in Leicester in 2010. Originally from Birmingham, I studied medicine at the Royal Free Hospital School of Medicine, London, qualifying in 1990. I then trained in all aspects of General, Upper GI and Pancreato-biliary Surgery in London and Hong Kong. After working in NW Thames; at hospitals such as Hammersmith and The Royal Marsden, I took up the post of Clinical Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in Oesophago-gastric Surgery, Chinese University of Hong Kong (2001), before being appointed Consultant Upper GI and Laparoscopic (keyhole) surgeon in Ninewells Hospital, Dundee (2004-2010).


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

General surgery

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Additional information

General surgery
Gallstone surgery
Gastrointestinal surgery
Hernia repair surgery
Laparoscopic surgery
Minimal access surgery
Motility disorder

Special Clinical Interests: Gastro-oesophageal reflux, laparoscopic anti-reflux surgery, hiatal hernia surgery, oesophago-gastric cancer, gastroparesis and oesophageal motility disorders, laparoscopic surgery for gallstones, groin and abdominal herniae.

MB BS / University of London (Royal Free) / 1990
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery

FRCSI / Dublin / 1997
Fellow of Royal College of Surgeons of Ireland

FRCS (Gen Surg) / London / 2003
Intercollegiate Specialty Examination in General Surgery

MD / University of London / 2009
Doctorate of Medicine

FRCSEd / Edinburgh / 2010
Fellow of Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh

Professional memberships

Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh

Royal College of Surgeons of Ireland

Association of Upper Gastrointestinal Surgeons

British Medical Association

Society of Academic and Research Surgery

Experts in Severe and Complex Obesity (ESCO)

Consultant Upper GI, General and Laparoscopic Surgeon, University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust

Most of my free time is spent with my wife and our two boys. If there is any time left then the bike, rugby or the labradoodle calls.

Telephone 0116 265 3685
Private secretary Mrs Anita Weston
Private secretary telephone 07891 694 063
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