Mr David Christopher Smith

Personal profile

Mr David Smith is a Colorectal and General Surgeon at the Royal Bolton Hospital and at BMI The Beaumont Hospital. He undertook a BSc (Hons) in Biochemistry at the University of Liverpool before undertaking his primary medical degree. He trained on the Manchester surgical rotation and specialised in colorectal surgery.

He then undertook a 6 month Ethicon Fellowship in laparoscopic (keyhole) colorectal surgery at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary. His practice includes all aspects of general and colorectal surgery and since his appointment at the Royal Bolton Hospital he has developed a practice in laparoscopic surgery for colorectal cancer and inflammatory bowel disease.

He has also developed a practice in the management of rectal polyp surgery through the newly developed TAMIS (trans-anal minimally invasive surgery) technique. His other areas of interest and practice include laparoscopy, management of anorectal disorders (haemorrhoids, fissure and fistula) and endoscopy (gastroscopy, flexible sigmoidoscopy and colonoscopy).

In addition, he is an active member of the multidisciplinary team for the management of colorectal cancer and inflammatory bowel disease. He is actively involved in surgical training, clinical audit and research. He is married with three children and enjoys an active lifestyle. In his free time he enjoys running, going to the gym, playing squash and skiing.

Professional Membership



  • General Medical Council (GMC)

  • Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons (FRCS)

  • Medical Protection Society (MPS)

  • Association of Surgeons of Great Britain & Ireland (ASGBI)

  • Association of Coloproctologists of Great Britain & Ireland (ACPGBI)

Clinical Interests



  • General and colorectal Surgery (colorectal cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, diverticular disease)

  • Proctology (rectal bleeding, haemorrhoids, fissure, fistula)

  • Laparoscopic Surgery

  • Endoscopy

  • Management of rectal polyps and early rectal cancer

  • Enhanced recovery

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