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Dr. David Fox is a consultant cardiologist and electrophysiologist specialising in the management and treatment of Atrial Fibrillation and all heart rhythm disorders.
Each year he performs an high volume of catheter ablation procedures and he is one of the UK’s most active doctors in the field.
His results are audited annually and demonstrate high success rates with a low complication rates
He was the top medical student at the University of Dundee, having won numerous prizes. He was one of the only 4 students out of 140 that graduated with honours degree and the only student of his year to also have a first class honours degree of Medical Sciences in Pharmacology. He worked in some of the major hospitals around Manchester and trained in Cardiology at the North Western Deanery. During his fellowship at the University of Western Ontario, Canada, he became an expert in cardiac pacing and the latest ablation techniques especially for atrial fibrillation. He trained under the supervision of Professor George J Klein, a leading name in the field. Dr. Fox’s great interest in atrial fibrillation ablation is reflected onto his research work as he has published several very influential papers on the topic.
He was appointed Consultant Cardiologist at the University Hospital of South Manchester in 2008, where he is the lead clinician of the open access atrial fibrillation clinic and the rapid access palpitation clinic.
- Catheter ablation (simple and complex)
- Cardiac resynchronization therapy device (CRT)
- Single chamber pacemaker insertion
- Atrial Fibrillation ablation
- Atrial fibrillation
- Ablation/ electrophysiology
- Heart failure
- Cardiac pacing and defibrillation
- MBChB (Honours) University of Dundee 1998
- BMedSci (First Class Honours) University of Dundee 1995
- MD University of Manchester 2010
- Fellowship in Cardiac Electrophysiology & Device therapy University of Western Ontario, Canada 2007-2008
- Appointed Honorary Senior Lecturer- University of Manchester 2018
- British Cardiac Society
- Atrial Fibrillation Association UK
- British Heart Rhythm Society
Dr Fox is an outstanding clinician who provided me a warm, reassuring and highly professional service. His empathetic approach, down to earth manner, knowledge and attention to detail ensured I enjoyed a successful outcome whilst being appropriately informed, reassured and sensibly advised throughout.
Very pleased with the treatment and professionalism of Dr Fox from initial consultancy and diagnosis through treatment and operation. Thank You.
On behalf of my wife and myself, we wish to offer Dr Fox our grateful thanks for his 'restoration' with the pacemaker fitment and subsequent 'retune'. The results of his expertise have been excellent. After so many hospital visits with really no feedback on positive results - to get an instant diagnosis and positive information from Dr Fox was a revelation. It is a great pity that we had not known about him sooner!
Words cannot express how thankful I am for everything that Dr Fox has done. He has given me my life back. Before the procedures I could only have walked between 300-500 steps. Now I do an average of 8,000 -12,000 plus a day!. My life has changed so much from having the flutter ablation , I am back enjoying my sleep and gradening etc. I can now get on with my life and it has even helped me loose a stone in weight. Thank you so much Dr Fox.
I find Dr Fox's combination of affability and to-the-point professionalism very commendable. He engages with me fully, is a good listener and asks appropriate questions, proffering information that I - as a non-medical person - can understand, thus making me feel at ease.
I found Dr Fox to be very professional and thorough. My previous specialist retired and I came new to him. He made sure that he covered every aspect of my care and even liaised with the ENT consultant who was also treating me. I would wholeheartedly recommend him.
Excellent Consultant. Explains all relevant information.
I cannot thank Dr Fox and his team enough for the treatment I was given. After numerous trips to a@e suffering from svt I am happy to say that my problem has now gone away. All thanks to the skill and care that I was given . The ablasion I had was a complete sucess.
From my very first appointment with Dr David Fox he made me feel at ease after explaining all avenues of treatment that I could receive. I have every confidence and trust in Dr David Fox. I cannot thank him enough for such a successful outcome following my treatment. His direct, honest and down to earth approach is very much appreciated and reassuring. He says it as it is, so you can completely understand what is in store. Not only is he clearly an exceptional consultant in the field of cardiology and electrophysiology but has the ability to talk to you and listen to you, not at you. He has his patients interests at heart both before, during and after the ablation procedure and is genuinely interested in your well being months after by offering support or reassurance if required. Dr David Fox is not only a superb gentleman but a gifted professional consultant of the highest order. I and the rest of my family cannot thank him enough for giving me such a better quality of life. I have no hesitation in recommending Dr David Fox to anyone suffering from atrial fibrillation.
Really nice man, explained everything in detail, felt like I was in good hands
I am so grateful to Dr Fox. I had an ablation of atrial fibrillation. This may be routine, but the prospect of a procedure poking around inside my heart was pretty scary for me as patient. From my first consultation with Dr Fox, his obvious knowledge and experience gave me tremendous confidence and reassurance. The procedure went extremely well. It was a fascinating experience watching on the monitors. Yes - I'd even say I enjoyed it. Recovery has been complete and it was a pleasure to see Dr Fox at the follow-ups. Very pleased to endorse and recommend Dr Fox and his teams at Wythenshawe and the Alex.
Refreshingly direct, down-to-earth and business-like, on top of being highly skilled and experienced. Never doubted that Dr Fox was giving me the truth and would do his professional best to achieve a positive outcome - which he did!
Dr Fox has treated me for an ongoing heart problem . I am very pleased with the progress i have achieved after the surgery performed by Dr Fox. My heart has recovered very well.
I found Dr Fox to be extremely conscientious and considerate, his knowledge surrounding cardiology is second to none. Dr Fox is able to explain matters precisely and to the point which in turns leaves you feeling confident and reassured. Dr Fox not only has incredible medical skills but alongside this, I found him to have great personal skills in that he is kind, caring and listens intently to your problems. I would highly recommend Dr Fox.
I recently had an ablation done by Dr Fox for Atrial Fibrillation. I was absolutely delighted with the high standard of care I received throughout. Dr Fox explained the treatment, answered my questions, and the procedure was undertaken in an extremely professional way. I was always treated with respect and courtesy. As a patient his obvious passion for excellence was very reassuring.
I would like to express my appreciation to Dr Fox for what I find to be the exceptional care and attention he gives to his patients, such as myself. I have found him to be not only skilled and knowledgable but also ready and willing to listen, realising that each patient is an individual that comes with their own set of problems and experiences and, in my case, are so glad when they are met with wisdom and understanding in the doctor to whom they find themselves led by whatever means. He is always ready to offer practical help but kindness too, thank you.
I do appreciate Dr Fox's clear cut diagnosis. This gives confidence and reassurance especially with Dr Fox being a surgeon. Very thankful for the bi-annual check ups. The scan that Doctor recommended backs up what I was told.
I was impressed with Dr Fox's knowledge skill and professionalism and was fully satisfied with the treatments prescribed to treat an resolve my condition
Dr Fox carried out my recent operation. Post my initial consultation he was able to clearly articulate, without jargon, both my condition & the treatment options that were available. His manner & relaxed approach, combined with his obvious depth of knowledge, reassured me that I had made the correct choice of consultant. Post operation I found him to be exceptionally supportive & clearly committed to ensuring that the requisite aftercare treatment was fully supported by my GP. I cannot speak highly enough about Dr Fox & I would have no hesitation in recommending anyone into his care.
Kind and clear in communicating. I didn’t feel rushed. Dr Fox has done background research and remembered me from several years ago.
I would like to thank you for all that you did in relation to my ablation. I would also like to thank and express my gratitude to the catheter lab team who assisted me, they were efficient, kind and caring. Your thoughtfulness and kindness was really appreciated!
Dr Fox was always understanding and attentive and we would recommend him to anybody without reservation. A very nice and understanding gentleman.
Dr Fox is superb. He is thorough in his diagnosis and he explains all aspects of both the condition and his proposed treatment plan. His support team, especially Clare are extremely helpful responding sensitively and speedily to requests for information at what can be a very stressful time. Dr Fox is a first class specialist and I would highly recommend him to others.
From the first moment I met Dr Fox, I was impressed not only by his evident knowledge, skill and experience (which is considerable) but also by his warm, approachable manner. He put me at ease straight away and from the beginning to the end of my treatment/procedure kept me well informed, explained clearly what would happen, was honest about potential problems but always made me feel relaxed and confident about the outcome. I have finally completed my treatment, which was by his admission complicated, have had my heart rhythm restored and my ECG is normal (something it hasn't been for some time). I came to Dr Fox on the recommendation of a former patient and am so pleased and fortunate that I did. I would add my own personal endorsement of his brilliant work without reservation. Thank you so much.
Very informative and pragmatic. Seen to very quickly, with an opportunity to ask all required questions without feeling rushed. Left feeling confident about personal options presented.
I have attended Dr Fox,s clinic for some time and have always found him to be very professional, with a good manner and willing to take the time to explain the reason for the treatment recommended. Under his care my health and my life have improved beyond measure and I am most grateful to him and the staff at his clinic.
Excellent communication and patient consideration. Dr Fox's consultation before hospital visit fully explained the procedure it's success rate and risks. At the hospital Dr Fox sought me out and spoke to me about the procedure He mentioned 2 possible side effects which were normal and nothing to worry about. In the lab he again asked if I had any questions. Following the operation he kept me in overnight which as a safety precaution was worthwhile. I was particularly impressed by the fact Dr Fox sought me out on another ward in the morning to check everything was ok and explain what he had found. Overall excellent
I saw Dr Fox at Wythenshawe Hospital in May 2016 having been referred from The Royal Bolton Hospital after the diagnosis of atrial fibrillation. At my appointment I saw Dr Fox, whom thoroughly went through my medical records in relation to my atrial fibrillation with me. All aspects of my problems were discussed and the procedure to hopefully correct or lessen my problems by having an ablation. Dr Fox informed myself of the different types of ablations, he explained the risks, the anticipated results in relation to these procedures and the success rates of having an ablation. Everything was discussed in detail and I was offered an ablation procedure. Having listened to Dr Fox and heard the pros and cons, I accepted to go ahead with the procedure. In January 2017, I attended Wythenshawe Hospital for a cryoablation procedure, where again the procedure was reiterated to myself by members of staff and Dr Fox. I was awake during the procedure (although sedated and not feeling anything,) and Dr Fox explained what he was doing as he progressed and completed the procedure. Since the procedure I have not had a recurrence of the atrial fibrillation. I saw Dr Fox again at clinic several months later and latterly in late October 2017. We discussed the results and any on going problems. I found Dr Fox to be the perfect consultant, very professional, polite, easy to converse with, he explained everything about my problem, the procedures, the risks, outcomes etc. (His theatre staff and clinic staff were also very professional, efficient and polite, as were the ward staff hospital ward on the day ward at Wythenshawe Hospital.)
Excellent service all round both with Dr Fox and the cardioology staff. I can't think of any aspects of my treatment or reviews/ consultations that could have been omproved.
Dr David Fox is a very personable sort of bloke, he says things as they are and explains things in ley man terms so that you fully understand what is going to be happening during your treatment. He is also is a very good listener and is able to inject some humour into the conversation when appropriate. He obviously takes a great pride in his work and comes across as a caring sort of person and communicates effectively with you at a pace and pitch you feel comfortable with, which for some people in his type of role is a rare commodity these days. He does need to drink more tea though!
my experience with Dr David Fox has been fantastic, most professional and I feel he is really taking care of me and has my best interests at heart. I have been very impressed with the whole cardiac team at Wythenshawe Hospital.
I was consistently kept updated and in the know with everything regarding my condition and I was made to feel at ease before and during the operation
I am happy to provide a review for Dr David Fox. David saved my life about 5 years ago when I had an ablation so I hold him in a very high regard indeed. He also saved the life of my then MD who I referred to him. David's "bedside manner " is superb. He is a straight talker, does not beat about the bush and is very concise and clear when explaining diagnosis and procedures. I highly recommend David Fox
Dr David Fox was excellent. He diagnosed my condition and dealt with the problem as quickly as he was able to. He explained everything clearly so that my wife and I could understand, and we both felt that we were in very good hands. Thankfully now everything is under control. I would have no hesitation in recommending Dr Fox to any of my friends and family.
great job no problems
Very professional and personable. On a simple and understandable way provided me with all the information and gave options for my treatment allowing me to take my own decision. He performed a successful intervention and was attentive to the evolution of my recovery. I would recommend Dr. Fox.
Dr Fox has a good approachable manner , happy to answer questions, and appointments are always on time.
Dr Fox is thoughtful,kind and thorough. He listened carefully to my problems, explained the investigations he recommended and discussed the results in detail.
No problems what so ever. Dr. Fox listens carefully and gives great detail in his answers. I had my cardiac ablation several months ago and the whole process from nurses, doctors and all staff was very professional. BTW: My ablation seems to have fixed my atrial fibrillation. Mike Goulden.
Dr Fox has an open and approachable manner which helps reduce the stress levels during the consultation and treatment. He takes care that the procedure is clearly explained and understood including the options, expected outcome and potential issues associated with the treatment, all without bombarding you with medical jargon.
Before I had my ablation I was breathless on walking short distances, my ankles and feet were odematus and I had no energy. I found Dr. Fox very approachable and easy to talk to. In surgery I felt so safe and well cared for. My every need was attended to and I even chatted to Dr Fox at one point and I felt so reassured. I now feel like a new person. I can walk without becoming breathless. No odema. No AF. I've lost 1st 4lbs since the procedure. I feel great. Thank you so much Dr. Fox and your team for giving me a new lease on life. Geraldine Harkness
It was worth the wait to see Dr Fox. I felt in safe hands from day 1. Everything was explained clearly and Dr Fox and his team at Wythenshawe were very professional, friendly and reassuring. A successful and life-changing procedure.. thank you!
I have nothing but praise for the care that I received under Dr Fox. I attended his clinic for help with ongoing Atrial Fibrillation. At my initial consultation with Dr Fox he made me feel completely at ease explaining my condition and options in a clear, calm and kind way. He displayed a very reassuring professionalism throughout my surgery and recovery in hospital. I am so delighted and thankful that my heart is now back in normal sinus rhythm and I able to enjoy life to the full, on and off the golf course!
Overall impression of the waiting time, treatment and bed side manner by staff and Dr Davd Fox was excellent
My overall experience with Dr. Fox was excellent, he explain things pointing out the positive and the negatives in an easy to understand way that put my mind at ease. I had an operation which has so far been successful, I've also had the follow up appointment. All the appointments and the operation were done through the NHS and were met within the time scale I was advised when booking.
Dr Fox was fabulous! He really put me at ease on our first meeting, which, for a 30 year old who had just found out she had a heart condition, was terrifying. There was a 5 month wait from consultation to surgery but this could have been up to 10 months so I personally was happy with the wait. On the day of surgery, I was apprehensive especially knowing I would be awake during the procedure, but had the utmost confidence in Dr Fox and his team who all really put me at ease. I'd recommend Dr Fox in a heartbeat (no pun intended). Thank you!
I found Dr Fox informative, providing clear and logical explanations of the different treatment options available, so that my choices were straightforward. He was reassuring during the procedure with good bedside manner. Overall, everything I could have wished for.
I have recently been under the care of Dr David Fox and his team for a cardiac ablation in December 2017. Dr Fox and his team have been wonderful in every way. Dr Fox it is an excellent well mannered professional, I highly recommend anyone. Thank you
Thank you very much, At my appointment last Monday I find everything has indeed gone very well and the pacemaker is working fine. I am so please to have been your patient.