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David Lloyd: Consultant Hernia Surgeon and Hernia Specialist, Leicestershire

Consultant Hernia Surgeon, Leicestershire: David Lloyd
Consultant Hernia Surgeon, Leicestershire: David Lloyd

An innovative and pioneering hernia surgeon based in Leicester, offering the latest laparoscopic techniques for hernia repair and the Lloyd Release Procedure for the treatment of sportsman's groin (also known as Gilmore’s groin).

David M Lloyd is Consultant Hepatobiliary and Laparoscopic Specialist Surgeon at the University Hospitals Leicester, and a Senior Lecturer at the University of Leicester Medical School.  He provides private treatment for hernias and groin pain in athletes and non-athletes at the Nuffield Health Hospitals Leicester and the Spire Leicester Hospital. Go straight to his website www.davidmlloyd.com.

A leading laparoscopic hernia surgeon in Leicestershire

With over 20 years surgical experience, Mr Lloyd is widely regarded, both nationally and internationally, as a leading expert in laparoscopic (keyhole) hernia surgery and surgery for groin pain in athletes (sportsman's groin).  He has performed more than 7000 laparoscopic hernia repairs to date, always using the technique where circumstances allow to provide his patients with the quickest recovery possible. 


Mr Lloyd is a highly innovative surgeon, developing a number of novel laparoscopic abdominal techniques, including a unique procedure to treat sportsman's groin (see www.lloydrelease.com). Many of his techniques have been adopted by surgeons throughout the UK.  He lectures and teaches widely on laparoscopic hernia surgery and groin anatomy, training both junior staff and senior level consultants in the latest procedures.

Conditions treated by Mr David Lloyd

Mr Lloyd provides surgical treatment for the full range of abdominal hernias, including:

  • Inguinal hernia
  • Femoral hernia
  • Umbilical hernia
  • Incisional hernia
  • Sportsman's groin

The Lloyd Release Procedure: effective treatment of groin pain in athletes

Groin pain is a commonly seen complaint in amateur and professional athletes, often, but not exclusively, occurring in football, rugby and hockey players.  This type of pain is sometimes diagnosed as sportsman's hernia and patients may undergo hernia surgery, with highly variable results.  In fact, most athletes complaining of groin pain do not have a hernia at all, and it has become apparent that the cause of the pain in these cases is due to tension in the ligaments as a result of recurrent strain.


Following extensive anatomical research, Mr Lloyd has developed a revolutionary new treatment for groin pain known as the Lloyd Release Procedure.  The inflamed and tense ligaments responsible for the pain are released laparoscopically and patients are encouraged to mobilise quickly, returning to light training within days and normal training within weeks. 


Mr Lloyd has treated more than 1000 male and female athletes with a very high success rate (97% of patients returning to their sport within 4 weeks).  The procedure is suitable both for those with newly diagnosed groin strain and those who have already had conventional groin surgery.


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Date of registration:

15 Jul 1980


Accreditation and admitting rights at private hospitals

Mr David Lloyd is an accredited consultant for the UK's leading private healthcare providers and private hospitals including The Nuffield Health Hospital Leicester and Spire Healthcare. He is recognised by many leading private insurers including BUPA, AXA PPP, Simply Health, WPA, Norwich Union and many others.

Spire admitting rights
Nuffield admitting rights


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Spire Leicester Hospital, Gartree Road,

Oadby, Leicester, LE2 2FF 

Tel: 0116 2653044 

Fax: 0116 2653672

Email: enquiries@davidmlloyd.com



Treatments offered

  • Laparoscopic hernia repair

  • Open hernia repair

  • Lloyd release Procedure for groin pain


Places of work

NHS treatment

Leicester Royal Infirmary
, Infirmary Sq, Leicester, LE1 5WW 

Tel: 0116 254 1414 


Private treatment

Spire Leicester Hospital, Gartree Road,

Oadby, Leicester, LE2 2FF 

Tel: 0116 2653044

Fax: 0116 2653672

Email: enquiries@davidmlloyd.com


Nuffield Health Hospital

Scraptoft Lane



Tel: 0115 265 3044

Email: enquiries@davidmlloyd.com