Mr David McArthur

MBChB MD FRCSEd (Gen Surg)

We aim to provide a caring environment and deliver exceptional personalised treatment.

David McArthur

Mr David McArthur is an experienced Consultant Colorectal, General and Laparoscopic Surgeon based in Birmingham. He has over 20 years’ experience treating haemorrhoids.

Mr McArthur established The Birmingham Haemorrhoid Clinic to offer a holistic approach to patients with this common and sometimes distressing condition. He recognised that although around 50 per cent of people experience haemorrhoids at some time in their lives, few seek treatment. Mr McArthur and his team aim to change that. They provide a supportive environment in which patients can talk openly about their symptoms and receive expert treatment tailored to their needs.

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Mr McArthur qualified from the University of Birmingham with Honours in Surgery. He was awarded an MD by the University of Warwick for his research into the pathogenesis of colorectal cancer, and later completed a fellowship in laparoscopic colorectal surgery at Leeds, where he developed a specialist interest in the management of patients with advanced and recurrent rectal cancer.

In 2011, Mr McArthur was appointed Consultant General and Colorectal Surgeon at Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust, and in 2018 continued in this role at University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Trust. At the Trust he has played a key role in furthering the provision of laparoscopic colorectal surgery and setting up a service for patients with locally advanced and recurrent rectal cancer.

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Throughout his career, Mr McArthur has maintained a key interest in teaching, first as a lecturer in anatomy at the University of Birmingham, and more recently as course director for the Royal College of Surgeons' "Strategies in Emergency General Surgery", and the ACPGBI "M42 Coloproctology for Junior Surgical Trainee" courses. He has published widely on a variety of colorectal and general surgical conditions and has presented at numerous international and national meetings. Mr McArthur sat on the Council of the Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland from 2016-2019.

General Medical Council Number: 4502757

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