Professor David Bowrey

MB, BCh, MD, FRCS (Gen Surg), MMed Ed, SFHEA

  • Specialities General Surgery, Gastroenterology, Weight loss, Bariatrics, Weight Management
  • Telephone 0116 2743753
  • Year of first qualification 1993
  • Email
  • Languages spoken


  • GMC Number 3566374
  • Fax 0800 389 2315


My particular interests are the management of dyspepsia (indigestion) and endoscopy; acid reflux disease and its surgical management; all types of hernia surgery (open and laparoscopic); laparoscopic cholecystectomy (gallbladder surgery for gallstones); weight loss surgery (gastric banding, sleeve gastrectomy, gastric bypass surgery); surgery for oesophageal and stomach cancer; nutrition and feeding.

I have been a consultant for over 12 years and have spent the last 17 years working in full time specialist surgical practice. I specialise in the management of conditions affecting the stomach and oesophagus, endoscopy and laparoscopic (keyhole) surgery. 

To date, I have performed in excess of 3,000 endoscopies (100-120 each year); 2,000 laparoscopic (keyhole) operations (120-140 each year); 1,200 hernia operations (60-70 each year); 800 stomach operations (50 each year) in both my NHS and private practice.

I am one of the two General Surgery representatives on the Spire Leicester Medical Advisory Committee. I am the Core Surgery Training Programme Director for the East Midlands (South). This involves overseeing the training of young surgeons in the formative years shortly after medical school. I run and convene the patient support group for patients who have undergone stomach and oesophageal surgery for cancer. The group meets every three months at "Coping with Cancer", Helen Webb House, Leicester, LE3 0HH.

I have recently been promoted to Honorary Professor within the University of Leicester (2015), in recognition of past and future contributions to research and teaching. In recognition of my sustained commitment to teaching, I have been made a Senior Fellow with the Higher Education Academy (2014).

I am actively involved in the assessment and quality assurance of medical training. I examine medical students at the University of Leicester, was an Examiner for the Royal College of Surgeons MRCS exam between 2009-2015, and currently examine for the Royal College of Surgeons Consultant qualification exam (Part III).


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His special interest areas are as follows:

  • Oesophageal and stomach cancer
  • Endoscopy and Reflux surgery
  • Keyhole gallbladder and hernia surgery
  • Weight loss surgery


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

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

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