Mr David Stell



GMC number: 3280892

Practising since: 1988

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After qualifying in medicine in Glasgow in 1988 I undertook basic surgical training in the West of Scotland.  I then undertook a post in Immunology at the University of Glasgow and was awarded a PhD in 2000.

I obtained a Higher Surgical training position in the Northern Region, which included training in HPB (liver and pancreatic) surgery.  I then specialised in their area of surgery and undertook fellowships at Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham and the University of Western Ontario, Canada.

I was appointed to the Consultant Grade in 2003 in Birmingham before moving to Plymouth in 2004 to set up liver surgery in the South West peninsula.

I have extensive experience in liver, pancreatic and general surgery.  I have undertaken over 3000 cholecystectomy operations and a similar number of hernia repairs. I was Clinical Director of General Surgery at Derriford Hospital 2016-2019.

Special interests

  • General surgery
  • Hernia surgery
  • Gallbladder surgery

Other interests

Liver and pancreatic surgery.

Related experience


Publications in liver and pancreatic surgery.


  • Royal College of Surgeons of England
  • Association of Upper Gastro-intestinal Surgeons
  • British Medical Association

Other posts held

  • Consultant HPB and General Surgeon Derriford Hospital

Insurers Mr David Stell works with

Mr David Stell works with the following private medical insurance providers:

  • Aviva Health
  • AXA Health
  • Bupa
  • Vitality Health (Pru Health)
  • WPA


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

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

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