Mr David Exon

MBBS, FRCS (Ir), FRCS (Gen Surg), FRCS (Ed), MD

  • Specialities General Surgery, Weight loss, Weight Management, Bariatrics, Gastroenterology
  • Telephone 01162 743753
  • Year of first qualification 1990
  • Email
  • Languages spoken


  • GMC Number 3460894
  • Fax 0800 389 2315


David Exon was appointed as Consultant Upper GI & General Surgeon in Leicester in 2010. Originally from Birmingham, he studied medicine at the Royal Free Hospital School of Medicine, London, qualifying in 1990. He then trained in all aspects of General, Upper GI & Pancreatobiliary Surgery in London and Hong Kong. After working in NW Thames; at hospitals such as Hammersmith & The Royal Marsden, he took up the post of Clinical Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in Oesophagogastric Surgery, Chinese University of Hong Kong (2001), before being appointed Consultant Upper GI & Laparoscopic (keyhole) surgeon in Ninewells Hospital, Dundee (2004-2010).

He has considerable experience in the laparoscopic surgical management of gastro-oesophageal reflux disease, hiatal hernia repair and oesphageal dysmotility. He has carried out over 1500 keyhole operations (antireflux procedures, cholecystectomy, hernia repairs), since becoming a consultant.


  • Monday 18:00 - 20:00
  • Friday 18:00 - 20:00


Current posts

  • Consultant Upper GI &amp
  • General Surgeon, Leicester Royal Infirmary


Other interests

  • Achalasia
  • Gastroparesis
  • Laparoscopic cardiomyotomy
  • Oesophageal mobility disorder
  • Therapeutic endoscopy

Personal interests

Most of David’s free time is spent with his wife, Susan and their two boys – Jonathan and Ben. If there is any time left then the bike, rugby or the labradoodle calls.

Member of

  • Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
  • Royal College of Surgeons of Ireland
  • Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland
  • Association of Upper Gastrointestinal Surgeons
  • British Medical Association
  • Society of Academic and Research Surgery
  • Experts in Severe and Complex Obesity (ESCO)


Mr Exon’s research and academic profile includes published articles in high impact, peer-reviewed journals on molecular predictors of prognosis in oeosophago-gastric cancer surgery, as well as presenting at both national and international conferences on the cellular stress response of laparoscopic surgery and cytoprotection. He has recently finished supervising both an MSc and PhD student, and is in the process of transferring his research portfolio from Dundee to Leicester.


Mr David Exon works with the following private medical insurance providers:
  • Aviva Health
  • AXA PPP Healthcare
  • AXA PPP International
  • Benenden Health
  • Bupa
  • Cigna
  • InterGlobal
  • Simplyhealth
  • Vitality Health (Pru Health)
  • WPA

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

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

Mr David Exon does not hold any paid advisory role(s) at this hospital or on behalf of Nuffield Health.