Mr David Murray Melville: General surgery

Mr David Murray Melville

General surgery


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About me

After medical school at Oxford University and St Thomas’ Hospital, David Melville trained at hospitals in Portsmouth and London. He spent over 3 years at St Marks Hospital training in colorectal surgery and colonoscopy as well as undertaking research into colitis on which he published his DM thesis. He was then appointed a consultant surgeon to the North Middlesex Hospital where he worked for 9 years operating on upper and lower gastrointestinal conditions as well as general and paediatric conditions. He then moved to St George’s Hospital in 2000 where he has since worked. At St George’s Hospital he was responsible for introducing laparoscopic (Keyhole surgery) for the treatment of bowel cancers.

Areas of interest

Laparoscopic colorectal surgery.

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Procedures completed

  • H2002

    Diagnostic colonoscopy, includes forceps biopsy of colon and ileum - (5-50)

    Parkside Hospital (1-5) King Edward VII's Hospital Sister Agnes (1-5)

  • T2400

    Repair of umbilical hernia (irrespective of age) - (1-5)

  • H5510

    Laying open of low anal fistula (fistulotomy) +/- insertion of stitch (including sigmoidoscopy) - (1-5)

  • H3334

    Anterior resection - low (i.e. colorectal anastomosis at or below the peritoneal reflection) - (1-5)

  • H5620

    Lateral sphincterotomy of anus - (1-5)

  • H5100

    Haemorrhoidectomy (including sigmoidoscopy) - (1-5)

  • H0750

    Laparoscopically assisted right hemicolectomy - (1-5)

  • G7530

    Closure of ileostomy (as sole procedure) - (1-5)

  • T2720

    Primary repair of incisional or ventral hernia requiring mesh - (1-5)

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