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Mr David Nott
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Mr David Nott was born in Carmarthen in 1956. After Finishing his A levels, Nott then went on to study medicine at the Universities of St. Andrews and Manchester, graduating in 1981. Nott then became an air transport pilot and flew for Hamlin Jet in Luton for about ten years, before returning to medicine and becoming a surgeon. During his medical training in Manchester and Liverpool, he was attracted to surgery. Nott took a special interest in vascular surgery after watching a Liverpool surgeon save someone by operating on their ruptured aortic aneurysm. He combined this with general surgery, practising at many London hospitals including St Mary’s and the Royal Marsden.


Dr Nott is no ordinary Surgeon, with his expert knowledge and experience in his field he now specialises in keyhole techniques, especially for repairs of abdominal aortic aneurysms, and distal arterial bypasses. His other work includes appendectomies; hernia repairs; removal of lipomas and haemorrhoids; and treatment of varicose veins using ligation or sclerotherapy. He carries out laparoscopic surgery together with all aspects of open general and vascular surgery. He is trained in endovascular techniques and regularly supports radiologists insert stents for abdominal aortic aneurysms. He carries out local anaesthetic carotid surgery and all types of arterial bypass. David has been trained in the latest techniques of radiofrequency ablation for varicose veins and use of the ultrasound scanners.


In 1993 Dr Andrew Nott began working in disaster and war zones after seeing footage of the war in Sarajevo. He has since worked in disaster and war zones for several weeks each year, working as a volunteer surgeon for agencies such as Médecins Sans Frontières and the Red Cross.


In 1999, he was the first surgeon in the world to perform a femoral-popliteal bypass using only laparoscopic techniques. Between 2013–14 Nott trained and assisted medical students and other doctors to conduct trauma surgeries. Notts work is recognised around the globe and he received many credible awards for his hard work, selflessness and dedication.


In 2016 Notts went on to being awarded The Robert Burns Humanitarian Award, this award is presented to individuals who has saved, improved or enriched the lives of others or society as a whole, through personal self-sacrifice, selfless service or 'hands on' charitable work.


David has also raised hundreds of thousands of pounds for charitable causes and has set up the David Nott Foundation, a charity training surgeons to carry on his work in war zones and natural disaster areas.



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Medical Procedures

Vascular Surgery


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Special Interests


  • War Surgery - trauma / gun shot wounds.

  • Varicose veins (ligation / stripping / multiple avulsions)

  • Laparoscopic appendicectomy / cholecystectomy.

  • Laparoscopic aortic aneurysm repairs,

  • Laparoscopic distal arterial bypasses,

  • Laparoscopic hernia repairs (femoral / inguinal / umbilical)


Primary Medical Qualification
MB ChB 1981 University of Manchester

Specialist Register entry date
General surgery From 10 Oct 2005


The Vascular Society

Association of Laparoscopic Surgeons (ALS)

British Medical Association, Society of Academic and Research Surgery (SARS),

Médecins Sans Frontières

British Red Cross.