Mr Jonathan Gilbert
Consultant General Surgeon
"I have worked at Spire Thames Valley Hospital for nearly 30 years as a Consultant Surgeon. I continue to work at this hospital because the clinical care of patients is first class."
I specialise in general surgery including: coloproctology, minimal access surgery, hernia repair surgery, gastrointestinal surgery, endoscopy, colonoscopy, colorectal surgery.
I specialise in coloproctology and hernia surgery.
I have performed more than 10,000 colonoscopies and similarly the HALO-RAR operation for piles (haemorrhoids) since 2010.
My research interests are keyhole surgery for the removal of the gallbladder and the use of robotics. I have published papers on cancer of the large intestine (colon and rectum), keyhole surgery for the removal of the gallbladder and the use of robotics – as seen on BBC Tomorrow's World.
Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Jonathan Gilbert at Spire include:
MS FRCS / The London Hospital, University of London / 1971
Master of Surgery, Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons
MS: Thesis on colorectal cancer; FRCS: Surgical qualification
Council Member - section of coloproctology, Royal Society of Medicine 2016, President
British Society of Gastroenterology
Previous: President, Section of Coloproctology, Royal Society of Medicine
My research interests are keyhole surgery for the removal of the gallbladder and the use of robotics.
I have published papers on cancer of the large intestine (colon & rectum), keyhole surgery for the removal of the gallbladder and the use of robotics - as seen on BBC Tomorrow's World.
Feasibility study of colonoscopy as the primary screening investigation in relatives of patients with colorectal cancer
Avoiding inappropriate surgery for secondary rectal cancer
Controlled intraoperative water testing of left-sided colorectal anastomoses: are ileostomies avoidable?
Surgical management of polypoid lesions of the gallbladder
Controlled trial of the introduction of a robotic camera assistant (EndoAssist) for laparoscopic cholecystectomy
The EndoAssist™ robotic camera holder as an aid to the introduction of laparoscopic colorectal surgery
22-year longitudinal study of repetitive colonoscopy in patients with a family history of colorectal cance
Retired from the NHS
Previously Consultant General Surgeon, Heatherwood and Wexham Park Hospitals
Father to three sons and grandfather to seven! I am a keen 5-a-side football player and part of a cycling club with my wife, which has taken us across many countries on sponsored rides raising money for charity. I also regularly swim and attend the gym to keep fit.
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