Mr David Proud is a specialist Colorectal and General Surgeon with a focus on minimally invasive bowel surgery. He has a particular interest in treating cancer of the colon and rectum and inflammatory bowel disease. Other areas of interest include the treatment of perianal disease (haemorrhoids, anal fissure, fistula-in-ano, pilonidal sinus) and abdominal wall hernias. David also performs colonoscopy and gastroscopy.

Epworth hospital locations


Epworth Richmond

Consulting locations

Consulting Location

Epworth Specialist Centre Richmond

G4 173 Lennox St
Richmond VIC 3121

Consulting Location

Heidelberg Surgical

Level 7 10 Martin St
Heidelberg VIC 3084

Special interests

  • Minimally Invasive treatment of colon and rectal cancer
  • Management of Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Diverticular Disease
  • Perianal Conditions (haemorrhoids, anal fissure, fistula-in-ano, pilonidal sinus)
  • Gastrointestinal endoscopy (Colonoscopy, Gastroscopy)

Education and training

  • Surgical Education for medical students and junior doctors at Austin Health
  • Training of Nurse Endoscopists in Colonoscopy


  • MBBS (Hons)
  • FRACS (General Surgery)

Professional Associations

  • AMA
  • RACS
  • CSSANZ (Provisional Member)
The Institute focuses on surgical treatment of the abdominal organs, as well as the thyroid gland and hernias.