mr-david-mcarthur

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Written by a carer at Spire Parkway Hospital
21st January 2021


We took our daughter to see Mr McArthur as we were getting no answers about her ongoing and worrying symptoms. She was very nervous about seeing a male doctor at first, but he was reassuring and courteous, listening to our concerns and answering them fully. We never felt rushed and when our daughter went in for further testing with him she said that he and his team were absolutely wonderful and she was not afraid at all. We received a diagnosis very quickly and thanks to Mr McArthur our daughter is now beginning medication to control her condition. He is very patient, and fully answered every question about our daughter's condition (written on a long list!) We wouldn't have got this diagnosis without him, and we cannot fault his care or the care of all the staff at Spire Parkway. Thank you so much Mr McArthur and all the best for the future.

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Written by a patient at Spire Parkway Hospital
2nd October 2020


Mr McArthur is a really great guy. I was very apprehensive before attending my first consultation with him but he quickly made me feel at ease. He listened to all the problems I was having and described the choice of procedures available to help with my condition. The operation itself was an amazing experience and the level of care I received was excellent. I also distinctly remember being close to tears the following day when I said to my wife that this great surgeon had in fact given me my life back. For this, I will be forever indebted to him.

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Written by a patient at Spire Parkway Hospital
29th April 2020


I made an appointment with David McArthur when my perianal abscess kept returning after several operations over the past years. I luckily saw him on the same day as making my initial enquiry and he was very thorough in explaining my exact problem and gave me clear next steps. I was seen for an MRI quickly and the results came back quickly too. When the results came back David explained exactly the procedure I should have to give me the best chance of not having a flare up again and the potential risks. On the day of the operation David came to see me before and run over the operation and risks again. My recovery was quick and there were no complications and I am really pleased to say I’ve had no further issues so far. Out of the many surgeons and doctors I have seen about this issue, David was the most helpful and I could put my complete trust in him. Thank you David!

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Written by a patient at Spire Parkway Hospital
19th March 2020


Making a decision to see a surgeon is probably amongst the most difficult and stressful we will ever make. However, my initial anxiety and apprehension dissolved within minutes of meeting Mr McArthur. His friendly but concise analysis of the issues and possible outcomes became totally absorbing and was continued at a pace that allowed questions and explanations in full. Nothing was hurried or rushed. Admittance for surgery at a mutually agreeable time was straightforward and Mr McArthur’s team did everything to put me at my ease. Preparation was explained and commenced without delay – I was surprised at how quickly the procedure was over and I was back in my room. I left the hospital the same day, fully briefed with the knowledge of what to expect in the coming days and armed with post surgery antibiotics, and pain killers should they become necessary (they didn’t). I had no post op pain whatsoever. The follow up consultation was conducted in a timely manner and allowed for a suitable recovery and settling period. It reviewed all aspects of the procedure and my personal well being. This was an experience that I cannot fault. Should have done it years ago.

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Written by a patient at Spire Parkway Hospital
28th January 2020


After my initial consultation wiht Mr McArthur I said to my wife, “if you have to have someone operate on you then you want it to be him.” Mr McArthur sorted out two inguinal hernias for me and he is as good a surgeon as I had hoped, my tummy is now back as nature intended. From initial consultation, through pre op, post op visit and follow up consultation Mr McArthur met my every need. A very attentive listener who understood and allayed any concerns I had. Importantly for me we agreed a timescale that suited my condition and my lifestyle needs. If I ever need another operation that is within Mr McArthur’s repertoire then I will be seeking him out. Thank you.

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Mr David McArthur is an experienced Consultant Colorectal, General and Laparoscopic Surgeon based in Birmingham. Mr McArthur has a specialist interest in minimally-invasive techniques for the management of colorectal and general surgical conditions, including laparoscopy (keyhole surgery) to treat hernias and all colorectal conditions (cancer and inflammatory bowel disease), and novel techniques to treat haemorrhoids (Rafaelo, Exroid, THD). In addition, Mr McArthur offers treatment for a full range of benign anorectal conditions, including piles, anal fissure, anal fistula and pilonidal sinus, and is a fully trained, JAG-accredited colonoscopist, offering both diagnostic and therapeutic colonoscopy.Mr McArthur is a national expert in the surgical management of patients with advanced and recurrent rectal cancer, receiving tertiary referrals from the U.K. and internationally. 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 through the Midlands Advanced and Recurrent Rectal Cancer Unit (MARRCU). 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. He has sat on the Council of the Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland from 2016-2019. Mr McArthur established The Birmingham Colorectal Clinic and The Birmingham Haemorrhoid Clinic to offer high-quality private healthcare to patients with colorectal and general surgical conditions. The aim is to provide an environment in which patients feel comfortable to talk about their symptoms to an expert. Mr McArthur offers a wide range of both minimally invasive and surgical treatment options, so patients can have their treatment tailored to their specific requirements. General Medical Council Number: 4502757 Professional Qualifications: MBChB MD FRCSEd (Gen Surg)

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