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Mr David Browell

Mr David Browell

Consultant General Surgeon
MB BS, BSc, FRCS

Practising at

Spire Washington Hospital

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Treatment information

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

General surgery

Breast care and surgery

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Professional profile

I have been a consultant surgeon at Queen Elizabeth Hospital Gateshead since 1996, having qualified in medicine at the University of Newcastle Upon Tyne, and am currently the Divisional Director of Surgical Services.

My main clinical interest is to provide a high quality of clinical care relating to breast and colorectal diseases. This has progressed over recent years with breast reconstruction and laparoscopic colorectal surgery.


Clinical Interests


All aspects of Breast disease including one stop diagnostic clinics/Breast screening: Primary Surgery for Breast Cancer, Sentinel lymph node biopsy, Breast reconstruction, both immediate and delayed, Symmetry surgery with breast reduction and nipple reconstruction. Diagnosis and treatment of Gastrointestinal disease: Endoscopy, Colonoscopy, Laparoscopy, Laparoscopic colorectal surgery, General Surgery, Hernias, Gall Bladder Disease.

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Qualification and professional memberships

MB BS / University of Newcastle upon Tyne / 1985
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery


Professional memberships

Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons (England)
Member of the Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland
Member of the British Association of Surgical Oncology
Member of the Council Association of Breast Surgeons
Member of the Association of Coloproctology

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Current NHS posts

Consultant Surgeon/Divisional Director, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Gateshead

Clinical Research Supervisor, Institute of Cellular Medicine Newcastle Upon Tyne Medical School

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Personal Profile

I am married to Janet who works as a General Practitioner and have two grown up sons both studying at University. In my spare time I love to walk our three spaniels, I also enjoy gardening and like using the produce in preserves and jams.

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Private contact details

Telephone 0191 418 8636
Email david.browell@ght.nhs.uk
Private secretary Ruth
Private secretary email ruth.choppen@spirehealthcare.com