Mr Ian Daniels


MB ChB, FRCS (Eng)

GMC number: 4010764

Practising since: 1993


General Surgery

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Mr Daniels trained in London, Basingstoke and Oxford and started work in 2006 in Devon. The majority of his practice is specially delivered care in colorectal disease, complications of surgery and reconstruction following intra-abdominal complications and patients with recurrent and/or locally advanced bowel cancer. He also has other interests in academic surgery and co-leads the Exeter Surgical Health Services Research Unit. Through the work that they do, both research and live surgical workshop training he has developed a national and international reputation for abdominal wall reconstructive surgery. He leads a multidisciplinary team that specialises in complex cases and their data is used as part of international registries and published in many fora.

Other interests

  • Locally advanced bowel cancer
  • Complex abdominal wall hernia
  • Problem stomas
  • Recurrent rectal cancer

Personal interests

Outside of work Mr Daniels is the Honorary President of the Colostomy Association and has an interest in all things…steam trains! Family time, cooking and gardening all take up his time.

Treatments and tests offered by Mr Ian Daniels at Nuffield Health

  • Reconstructive surgery
  • Polypectomy
  • Open surgery groin hernia repair
  • Excisional biopsy
  • Umbilical hernia repair
  • Abdominoperineal resection
  • Hernia repair
  • Colonoscopy
  • Rectal examination under anaesthetic (or rectal EUA)
  • Colorectal surgery
  • Flexible sigmoidoscopy
  • Diagnostic endoscopy
  • Haemorrhoidectomy
  • Gastrointestinal tract
  • Anterior resection

Locations Mr Ian Daniels works with

Related experience


Mr Daniels has had over 100 articles (Daniels I in PubMed) and 12 book chapters published, has presented over 250 abstracts at National/International Meetings and is invited faculty at a number of worldwide meetings. He was instrumental in the development of MRI to accurately stage rectal cancer and remains ‘research active’ in rectal cancer through the development of surgical techniques (elAPE) and pelvic floor reconstruction. He works extensively with Covidien on their meshes and has some of the world’s largest experience with porcine collagen in abdominal/pelvic hernia reconstruction.

He currently supports an MD student, two research fellows, two UEMS thesis students and a host of junior doctors. He runs live surgery masterclasses for surgeons from across the world in HESRU.

Mr Daniels was awarded a Hunterian Professorship in 2005.


  • British Medical Association
  • Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland
  • American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons
  • British Association of Surgical Oncology / Association of Cancer Surgeons
  • Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland
  • Royal College of Surgeons England
  • British Association of Parenteral & Enteral Nutrition

Other posts held

  • Consultant Colorectal Surgeon, Royal Devon & Exeter NHS Foundation Trust

Insurers Mr Ian Daniels works with

Mr Ian Daniels works with the following private medical insurance providers:

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


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

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

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