Mr David William Birchley



GMC number: 4301949

Practising since: 1996


General Surgery

Consultation times

  • Thursday 9:00 - 17:00
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Mr David Birchley has worked as a full-time Consultant Vascular Surgeon in Exeter since October 2010. He has been trained and accredited in the management of all aspects of arterial and venous disease, hernia disease and surgery in general. He has a comprehensive NHS practice in these areas in parallel with his private service.

During consultation with David, patients can expect to be counselled in detail regarding all available treatment options, including non-treatment or transfer to local NHS care if appropriate. David believes no single treatment is suitable for all patients, even if they have the same condition.  Patients can therefore be confident that their care is tailored to their specific individual needs.

David also believes in patients having direct access to him in case of questions or concerns, both before and after treatment. He is contactable seven days a week by email and contact details are provided to all patients.

David’s outcomes for major arterial procedures (aortic aneurysm repair; carotid endarterectomy; lower limb bypass; amputation) are published by the Vascular Society and available to the public. He maintains close audit records of his surgical work and would be happy to discuss his personal results as part of your consultation.

David’s NHS work is subject to regular peer-based mortality and morbidity review and he complies fully with the GMC requirements for independent specialist practice, including accreditation and revalidation.

Mr David Birchley has his own website if you would like more information or to see patient testimonials. 

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Treatments and tests offered by Mr David William Birchley at Nuffield Health

  • Foam sclerotherapy for varicose veins
  • Thread vein treatment (sclerotherapy)
  • Open surgery groin hernia repair
  • Local anaesthetic
  • Umbilical hernia repair
  • Hernia repair
  • Excision of skin lesion
  • Skin surgery
  • Endovascular treatment
  • Laparoscopic groin hernia repair
  • Artery Assessment
  • Bilateral (inguinal) hernia repair
  • Hernia unilateral
  • Varicose vein stripping
  • Arterial Surgery

Locations Mr David William Birchley works with

Related experience


  • FRCS England
  • BMA
  • Vascular Society (UK
  • Vascular Access Society (UK)
  • Association of Laparoscopic Surgeons (UK)
  • European Society of Vascular Surgery

Other posts held

  • Consultant Vascular and General Surgeon at Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital


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

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

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