Mr David Ilsley

General surgery


  • Fee assured

Specialises in

  • General
  • Lower GI surgery

About me

I have been a Consultant Colorectal and General Surgeon in Huddersfield and Halifax for over 10 years. I currently manage patients at Spire Elland Hospital, Huddersfield Royal Infirmary and Calderdale Royal Hospital. I am experienced in the management of colorectal cancer, inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and anal conditions including haemorrhoids.
I specialise in the diagnosis and management of bowel conditions including bowel cancer, diverticular disease, ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s disease and Anal problems including haemorrhoids, skin tags, anal fistula and anal fissure. I also have an interest in gallbladder disease and hernia surgery.
I am an experienced endoscopist and laparoscopic (keyhole) surgeon and a Bowel Cancer Screening Programme accredited colonoscopist. To date I have performed in excess of 2,000 colonoscopies (100-150 per year); 1000 laparoscopic (keyhole) operations (60-70 per year); 1,000 operations for bowel cancer and benign conditions in both my NHS and private practice.
I am one of the two General Surgery representatives on the Spire Elland Medical Advisory Committee and the current Chairman. I am on the teaching faculty for colonoscopy at the East Yorkshire School of Endoscopy.

Areas of interest

Abdominal pain; Investigation of bowel symptoms; Haemorrhoids ('piles'); Day case hernia treatment; Gastro-intestinal disease; Benign anorectal conditions; Laparoscopic procedures ('keyhole surgery'); Gallbladder surgery; Hernias, including inguinal hernia; Bowel disease including inflammatory (IBD); Colonoscopy; Gastroscopy; Colorectal surgery (lower GI); Colorectal (bowel) cancer

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Procedures completed

  • H2510

    Rigid sigmoidoscopy (including proctoscopy and biopsy) - (5-50)

    Spire Elland Hospital (5-50)

  • H2002

    Diagnostic colonoscopy, includes forceps biopsy of colon and ileum - (1-5)

    Spire Elland Hospital (1-5)

  • J1830

    Laparoscopic cholecystectomy - (1-5)

    Spire Elland Hospital (1-5)

  • G8082

    Diagnostic oesophago-gastro-duodenoscopy (OGD) and immediate colonoscopy includes forceps biopsies, biopsy test and dye spray (as sole procedure) - (1-5)

    Spire Elland Hospital (1-5)

  • T2000

    Primary repair of inguinal hernia - (1-5)

    Spire Elland Hospital (1-5)

  • H4200

    Perineal repair of prolapse of rectum - (1-5)

    Spire Elland Hospital (1-5)

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