Mr Jeremy Livingstone

Consultant General Surgeon

MBBS, BSc, FRCS, MS


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I trained at King’s College and the Westminster Hospitals under Professors Harold Ellis and Christopher Wastell. I was appointed Consultant Surgeon to Mount Vernon Hospital and Watford General Hospital in 1996 and shortly afterwards commenced practice at Spire Bushey Hospital. My main career interest has been in the field of bowel, stomach and oesophageal cancer and I was one of the early pioneers of the National Cancer Networks. I was instrumental in the development of the Regional Upper GI Cancer Centre based in Watford and am the Lead Clinician for this service.

I was involved in the very early development of minimally invasive (laparoscopic) techniques and have a very wide experience of its application, particularly in the field of gall bladder and hernia surgery. I estimate I have performed in excess of 3,000 gall bladder procedures. I am currently the Clinical Director of Surgery at Watford and have held a number of positions of responsibility in the past, including Chairman of the Medical Committee at Spire Bushey.

My practice at Spire Bushey Hospital mirrors my NHS practice, focusing on gastrointestinal and abdominal problems. A particular emphasis of my private practice has been on hernia surgery, promoting the use of minimally invasive techniques for all forms of abdominal hernia. Most recently, I have been responsible for the development of a stand-alone hernia clinic within Spire Bushey Hospital. I am happy to see all forms of gastrointestinal and hernia problems, no matter how complex. As one of the most longstanding general surgeons in the area, I pride myself on my depth of experience and pragmatic approach to complex problems. Over the years, I have built an excellent rapport with the local general practitioners and hope always to provide a high quality but personal service to each of my patients.

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Jeremy Livingstone at Spire include:

Other treatments

General surgery: Pancreatic and biliary surgery, minimal access surgery, liver disease, hernia repair surgery, laparoscopic surgery, gastrointestinal surgery, endoscopy, coloproctology. 

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Clinical interests

Hernia repair surgery

Hernia surgery including primary and complex recurrent, gall bladder surgery, gastric and oesophageal disease, reflux disease, disorders of the colon and rectum, rectal bleeding, abdominal pain, altered bowel function.

Current NHS posts

Consultant General Surgeon, Watford General Hospital. Consultant General Surgeon, Mount Vernon Hospital, Northwood.

Personal profile

I have lived in the local area for the last 20 years. I am known for my love of exotic cars, designer ties and electronic gadgets. I am also known for my unstinting loyalty to my local football club and was, for some years, the general surgeon to Watford Football Club.

Financial interests

Holds less than 0.1% of the shares in Spire Healthcare Group plc.

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