Mr David Smith

Consultant - General Surgery

Telephone Number: 01294 390493

Professional Background

Mr Smith has studied at the University of Liverpool obtaining both a BSc(Hons) and a MBChB and has also studied at the Royal College of Surgeons of England where he obtained a FRCS (Gen Surg).

He had basic surgical training at Mersey Deanery between 2002 and 2005, higher surgical training at North Western Deanery between 2005 and 2011, obtained a fellowship at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary in 2011 and worked as a Locum Consultant Colorectal and General Surgeon in Stepping Hill Hospital between 2011 and 2012.

Mr Smith came to work at Bolton NHS Foundation Trust in 2010 as a Specialist Registrar and in January 2012 became Consultant Colorectal and General Surgeon.

Mr Smith is a member of the Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland and had a six month Ethicon funded Fellowship in Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery.

Special Interests and Research

Mr Smith has special interests in endoscopy, laparoscopic colorectal surgery, management of rectal polyps, early rectal cancer and enhanced recovery programme.

Mr David Smith works in the following services:

General Surgery

Our General Surgery Department has a high volume of emergency admissions, with short length of stay for surgical patients.  The department provides a variety of complex upper gastrointestinal and colorectal surgeries including for some types of cancer, and a variety of laparoscopic (keyhole) surgeries, both planned and emergency cases. There is also a Vascular Department on site that deals with complex vascular (blood vessel) problems. The hospital provides surgery for children however newborn babies are referred to Central Manchester Children’s Hospital if they need surgery.