Mr David McArthur

Mr David McArthur

Consultant General Surgeon
MBChB, MRCS (Ed), MD, FRCSEd (Gen Surg)

Practising at

Spire Parkway Hospital

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Treatment information

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

General surgery

Other treatments

  • Coloproctology
  • Colorectal surgery
  • Laparoscopic surgery

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Professional profile

I am a Consultant General Surgeon at The Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust. I qualified in 1998 at Birmingham University with Honours in Surgery. In between junior and senior house-jobs in the Midlands, I lectured in anatomy at Birmingham University. I subsequently undertook a period of research into the pathogenesis of colorectal cancer and submitted a thesis for which I was awarded an MD by Warwick University.

After registrar training in the West Midlands, I secured an Association of Coloproctology of GB&I Fellowship in Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery at Leeds, working with Peter Sagar, gaining considerable experience of advanced laparoscopic techniques, including ileo-anal pouches. Additionally, I developed a specialist interest in the surgical management of advanced and recurrent rectal cancer. I have published and presented widely on a variety of colorectal and general surgical conditions.

On completion of training, I took up post as Consultant Surgeon in July 2011. I have a key role in advancing laparoscopic colorectal surgery at Heartlands Hospital and set up a service for patients with locally advanced and recurrent rectal cancer. I am also on the teaching faculty of a number of postgraduate courses and have a continuing interest in clinical research.

Clinical Interests

General surgery
Colorectal surgery
Hernia repair surgery
Laparoscopic surgery

Special Clinical Interests: Laparoscopic colorectal and general surgical procedures, Management of colorectal cancer including locally advanced and recurrent rectal cancer, Treatment of haemorrhoids including THD (haemorrhoid artery ligation) and stapled haemorrhoidectomy, Management of other benign perianal disorders

Private contact details

Telephone 0121 704 5530
Private secretary Alison James
Private secretary telephone 0121 364 1600
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Current NHS posts

Consultant General Surgeon, Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust

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