Dr Robert Mead

Dr Robert Mead

Consultant Gastroenterologist

BPharm (Hons), MBBS, MD

Specialises in

  • Abdominal and lower chest pain
  • Altered bowel habit
  • Abdominal bloating
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Indigestion

Also available for:

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In the last year before taking up my consultant post in the East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust, I practiced at Addenbrooke’s Hospital Cambridge, focusing on endoscopy, inflammatory bowel disease, and diarrhoeal illnesses. I have been in my current post over five years with a gastroscopy success rate of 99.9% and colonoscopy success rate of 99.6% in bowel cancer screening patients.

I studied at University College London gaining distinction in my final examination. I was awarded prizes in general academic study, pharmacology and medicine. I initially worked in the professorial hepatology and gastroenterology unit at the Royal Free Hospital before moving closer to my family in Dorset and Hampshire. While training as a specialist gastroenterologist I spent six years in four national centres of excellence, including Southampton University and Cambridge University Hospitals. I researched into the early detection of and surveillance for oesophageal and colorectal cancers becoming an academic Doctor of Medicine in 2013.

Endoscopy has been a long held interest of mine, with fellowships in Queen Alexandra Hospital Portsmouth, a national centre of excellence and in Tokyo Japan, a world centre of endoscopic excellence. I have published on endoscopic techniques aimed at improving the quality and comfort of procedures in the upper and lower gut.

I am responsible for teaching endoscopy to gastroenterology trainees and have been a faculty member and lecturer on courses, teaching advanced endoscopic techniques.


General Medical Council Number: C4736181

Treatment information

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Additional information

Bowel disease
Gastrointestinal cancer
Gastrointestinal pathology
Inflammatory bowel disease
Liver disease

East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust (Lister Hospital, Stevenage; Queen Elizabeth II Hospital, Welwyn Garden City; Hertford County Hospital, Hertford.

I am a life long learner with three degrees so far and another one underway in education. I use this knowledge in my practice and my approach to work and life.

I have been a keen sportsman playing rugby and cricket, and sailing for many years. I now spend my weekends with family, often watching and coaching my three children playing their rugby, cricket and whilst they sail.

Telephone 0800 585 112
Private secretary Rachel Hughesman
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Private secretary email Rachel.HUGHESMAN@spirehealthcare.com>