Mr David Bennett


  • Specialities General Surgery
  • Telephone 01202 291 816
  • Year of first qualification 1988
  • Email
  • GMC Number 3294006
  • Fax 01202 317 141


Mr Bennett is a General Surgeon with a specialist interest in upper gastroenterology. He looks after patients with upper gastrointestinal cancer (stomach, oesophagus, pancreas, gall bladder and small bowel) and with benign upper gastrointestinal conditions such as gall stones, common bile duct stones, gastro-oesophaeal reflux disease (GORD), peptic ulcers and oesophageal Barrett's. He performs laparoscopic cholecystectomy, laparoscopic bile explorations and laparoscopic hiatus hernia repair/ anti - reflux proudures. He also has a specialist interest in hernia surgery and performs open and laparoscopic (key hole) repairs of all types of hernias, both primary and recurrent.


  • Monday PM
  • Appointments within 48 hours can be arranged


Current posts

  • Consultant General Surgeon, Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch NHS Foundation Trust


Other interests

Mr Bennett is Chairman of the Day Surgery Unit at the Royal Bournemouth General Hospital and is interested in expanding the number of procedures performed as day cases. Mr Bennett sits on the British Herina Society and was responsible for organising the 5th Annual Conference of the Herina Society in Bournemouth.

Member of

  • Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland
  • Association of Upper Gastrointestinal Surgeons
  • Board Member British Hernia Society
  • European Hernia Society
  • Fellow Royal College of Surgeons


Mr David Bennett works with the following private medical insurance providers:
  • Aviva Health
  • AXA PPP Healthcare
  • AXA PPP International
  • Benenden Health
  • Bupa
  • Bupa On Demand
  • Cigna
  • CS Healthcare
  • Exeter Family Friendly
  • Simplyhealth
  • Universal Provident
  • Vitality Health (Pru Health)
  • WPA

Mr David Bennett does not hold a share or financial interest in this hospital, another Nuffield Health hospital or the company.

Mr David Bennett does not have a share or financial interest in equipment used at this hospital or another Nuffield Health hospital.

Mr David Bennett holds the following paid advisory role(s) either at this hospital or on behalf of Nuffield Health:

Mr Bennett is a member of the Nuffield Health Expert Advisory Group who provide project specific advisory services on an as required basis. EAG members are paid a day rate of £1,000 or an hourly rate of £150 plus reasonable expenses incurred. No fees have been paid to Mr Bennett during 2016 to date.