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Professor David Lloyd: Consultant Gall Stone and Hernia Surgeon, Harley Street, London

Professor David Lloyd - HSG

With a private practice at 148 Harley Street, Professor David Lloyd is an internationally recognised surgeon with a specialist expertise in gall stone disease, abdominal hernias, groin pain and liver surgery. A pioneer of laparoscopic (keyhole) surgery, he offers the latest minimally-invasive procedures, including 'scarless' cholecystectomy, laparoscopic hernia repair and the Lloyd Release Procedure for the treatment of groin pain in elite and non-elite athletes.

Professor David M Lloyd is a Consultant Surgeon specialising in laparoscopic and liver surgery at the University Hospitals Leicester and holds an Honorary Chair in Surgery at the University of Leicester Medical School. He provides private gall stone, hernia and groin pain surgery at his private practice in Harley Street and at two leading private hospitals in Leicester.

Training and experience

Professor David Lloyd - surgery

Professor David Lloyd graduated from St George's Hospital, London in 1980, going on to train in London, Chertsey and Leicester. He completed specialist training in liver transplantation and complex hepatobiliary surgery in Chicago and Hamburg and now has an extensive liver and laparoscopic practice covering gall stone surgery, hernia surgery, surgery for groin pain, liver and pancreatic surgery and surgery of the spleen and adrenal glands.

Professor Lloyd is actively involved in teaching laparoscopic surgery and in developing new techniques, both for liver surgery and for laparoscopic surgery. He has been a trainer in laparoscopic surgery at the Royal College of Surgeons of London and the European Institute for Endoscopic Surgery in Germany.

A regular contributor to the academic literature, Professor Lloyd has published more than 100 peer-reviewed publications, 12 book chapters and over 100 abstracts on a variety of subjects including liver surgery, microwave destruction of liver cancer tumours, gall bladder surgery and hernia surgery. He has presented his results nationally and internationally and often sits on the Faculty of the American Surgical Society.


Professor David Lloyd - laparoscopic surgery

With an international reputation as an expert in his field, Professor Lloyd is a pioneer of many keyhole techniques to treat disorders of the abdominal organs including gall stone disease, hernia, groin pain, adhesions, and problems affecting the spleen, liver and adrenal glands.

Professor Lloyd has over 20 years' experience in laparoscopic surgery and to date has performed more than 4000 gall bladder procedures without bile duct injury, 7000 laparoscopic hernia operations, 400 laparoscopic splenectomies and over 200 adrenalectomies. In 1997, he was the first surgeon in the UK to perform laparoscopic liver surgery and he has one of the largest series of operations involving the gall bladder, hernia, spleen and adrenal glands.

Professor Lloyd's interest in liver cancer led him to develop a microwave machine that destroys liver tumours. This machine is now used in top cancer hospitals worldwide and Professor Lloyd has gained international recognition for co-ordinating an international study on the use of microwaves to treat liver cancer.

Professor Lloyd has also developed a revolutionary new treatment for groin pain in amateur and professional athletes known as the Lloyd Release Procedure.

The Lloyd Release Procedure

Professor David Lloyd - Lloyd Release Procedure

A common complaint in athletes, groin pain is sometimes diagnosed as 'sportsman's hernia', leading to hernia surgery with variable results. In recent years it has become apparent that many cases of groin pain are the result of tension in the ligaments as a result of recurrent strain, rather than hernia.

The Lloyd Release Procedure is a laparoscopic technique to release the inflamed and tense ligaments responsible for the pain. Patients are encouraged to become mobile very soon after the operation and can return to light training in a matter of days and normal training within weeks. The procedure is suitable both for patients with a newly diagnosed groin strain and those who have already undergone conventional groin surgery.

To date, Professor Lloyd has treated over 1000 male and female athletes. Success rates are high with over 97% of patients returning to their sport within 4 weeks of treatment.

'Scarless' gall stone surgery

Professor Lloyd was a pioneer of laparoscopic gall stone surgery (cholecystectomy), performing one of the first procedures of this kind in the UK in 1991. He has since gone on to gain an international reputation for excellence in the field and recently pioneered the 'single port' technique in which the gall bladder is removed through a single incision near the navel. Suitable in selected cases, this innovative technique is even less invasive than conventional laparoscopic surgery, further minimising postoperative pain and scarring.

Gall stone surgery, hernia surgery and surgery for groin pain in Harley Street

Professor David M Lloyd is available for consultation on problems such as gall stone disease, inguinal hernia, umbilical hernia, incisional hernia, groin pain, adhesions and liver and pancreatic conditions at his consulting rooms at 148 Harley Street, in the heart of London's medical district.

Skype consultations are available by arrangement.


Visit Harley Street


  • Groin pain
  • Laparoscopic hernia surgery
  • The Lloyd Release Procedure for groin pain in athletes
  • Laparoscopic gall stone surgery (cholecystectomy)
  • Laparoscopic splenectomy
  • Liver and pancreatic surgery
  • Surgery for abdominal adhesions



  • MBBS (Lond)
  • FRCS (Eng)
  • MD

Professional memberships

  • Royal College of Surgeons of England
  • Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland (ASGBI)
  • Association of Laparoscopic Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland (ALS)
  • Association of Upper Gastrointestinal Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland
  • British Medical Association
  • International Hepato-Pancreatico-Biliary Association (IHPBA)
  • European-African Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association


Private practice
  • 148 Harley Street
  • Spire Leicester Hospital
  • Nuffield Health Leicester Hospital

NHS practice
  • Leicester Royal Infirmary



148 Harley Street

Tel:  +44 (0)116 265 3044

Email: info@davidmlloyd.com

Web:   davidmlloyd.com




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