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Mr Jonathan Gilbert

Consultant General Surgeon
MS, FRCS

"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."

Practising at

Spire Thames Valley Hospital

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Jonathan Gilbert at Spire include:

General surgery at Spire Thames Valley Hospital

Other treatments

  • Coloproctology
  • Colorectal surgery
  • Endoscopy
  • Gastrointestinal surgery
  • Minimal access surgery

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Professional profile

Mr Gilbert specialises in general surgery including: gallbladder surgery, coloproctology, minimal access surgery, hernia repair surgery, laparoscopic surgery, gastrointestinal surgery, endoscopy, colonoscopy, colorectal surgery.

Mr Gilbert specialises in coloproctology and hernia surgery.

He has 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 & rectum), keyhole surgery for the removal of the gallbladder and the use of robotics - as seen on BBC Tomorrow's World.


Clinical Interests

Colonoscopy
Coloproctology
Colorectal surgery
Endoscopy
Gastrointestinal surgery
Hernia repair surgery
Laparoscopic surgery
Minimal access surgery
Thyroid disease

Special Clinical Interests: Gastrointestinal and laparoscopic (keyhole) surgery, Coloproctology and Colorectal Cancer, Hernia surgery, Thyroid.

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Media Coverage

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

Innovations and developments in surgical coloproctology

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Qualification and professional memberships

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


Professional memberships

Council Member - section of coloproctology, Royal Society of Medicine 2016, President
British Medical Association
British Society of Gastroenterology


Professional leadership

Previous: President, Section of Coloproctology , Royal Society of Medicine

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Current NHS posts

Retired from the NHS.

Previously Consultant General Surgeon, Heatherwood and Wexham Park Hospitals

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Personal Profile

Father to three sons and grandfather to 7! He's a keen 5-a-side football player, part of a cycling club with his wife which has taken them across many countries on sponsored rides raising money for charity. He also regularly swims and attends the gym to keep fit.

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Private contact details

Telephone 01753 516611
Website http://www.surgeongilbert.co.uk
Private secretary Chris Kirby
Private secretary telephone 01753 516611
Private secretary fax 01753 516852
Private secretary email jg@surgeongilbert.co.uk

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