Mr David Stitson


MB BS, FRCS (Tr & Orth)

GMC number: 3547711

Practising since: 1991


Orthopaedic surgery

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David graduated with honours from the Medical College of St Bartholomew’s Hospital in London in 1991. Having joined the Royal Air Force, his basic surgical training was undertaken in London, at RAF Halton and at Stoke Mandeville Hospital. He achieved Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons in 1996.

Higher specialist training in Orthopaedics took David through registrar placements in Plymouth, Truro, Oxford (Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre and John Radcliffe Hospital) and Middlesbrough.

In addition, David spent six months as a DePuy Fellow at the Melbourne Orthopaedic Group in Australia, where he further developed skills as a joint replacement surgeon and learnt the technique of hip resurfacing. He completed his final fellowship examinations and was awarded FRCS (Tr & Orth).

David Stitson works alongside Huw David, Simon Coleridge and Karl Trimble in a branded partnership named VITA Orthopaedics, who work exclusively out of Nuffield Health Plymouth Hospital.

David provides a full range of hip & knee replacement solutions including partial, total and revision procedures.

Other interests

David is recognised as a specialist in lower limb joint replacement and revision joint replacement surgery. His particular interest and expertise is in hip replacement in young adults where he uses CT based planning and a wide range of implants and techniques to achieve individual patient solutions. The aim in each case is accurate reconstruction to provide maximal functional recovery. He is also expert in hip resurfacing and in revision hip replacement.

  • Faculty member of AOUK - Teaching Fracture Management.

Treatments and tests offered by Mr David Stitson at Nuffield Health

  • Knee replacement revision
  • Knee replacement
  • Knee arthroscopy
  • Hip replacement

Locations Mr David Stitson works with

Related experience


  • Fellow Royal College of Surgeons of England
  • Member British Orthopaedic Association
  • Combined Services Orthopaedic Society

Other posts held

  • Formerly Consultant to Defence Medical Services (Wing Commander, RAF)

Insurers Mr David Stitson works with

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

  • Aviva Health
  • AXA Health
  • AXA - Global Healthcare
  • Benenden Health
  • Bupa
  • Bupa On Demand
  • Cigna
  • CS Healthcare
  • Exeter Family Friendly
  • Simplyhealth
  • Vitality Health (Pru Health)
  • WPA


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

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

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