Mr John Richard Novell

Mr John Richard Novell

Consultant General Surgeon
MA, MChir, FRCS

Specialises in

  • Bowel problems
  • Colonoscopy
  • Rectal bleeding
  • Hernia surgery
  • Haemorrhoids
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Practising at

Clinic times:
Monday: 2pm - 4.30pm

An initial consultation with Mr John Richard Novell is from £200.

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr John Richard Novell at Spire include:

Other treatments

Minimal access surgery, Hernia repair surgery, Endoscopy, Coloproctology, Colonoscopy

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Professional profile

In 1994 I was appointed Consultant Surgeon to the Luton and Dunstable and Spire Harpenden Hospitals. In 2006 I moved back to The Royal Free Hospital where I work as part of a team of surgeons and oncologists treating approximately 120 new colorectal cancers every year. I offer advice on a wide range of abdominal problems including bowel disorders and hernias, diagnostic and screening colonoscopy and flexible sigmoidoscopy for patients with suspected colorectal cancer, gastroscopy and laparoscopic gall bladder surgery. I perform about 200 hernia operations, 100 haemorrhoid operations and 100 colonoscopies per year.

I qualified in 1981 following undergraduate training at Cambridge University and the Middlesex Hospital, London, and gained much of my surgical experience at the Royal Free Hospital, London. In 1992 I was awarded the degree of Master of Surgery from Cambridge University for my thesis on the treatment of liver tumours.

During my career I have published and presented on a variety of conditions including inflammatory bowel disease, colorectal cancer, liver tumours and rectal prolapse.

General Medical Council Number: C2721493

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Additional information

Clinical interests

General surgery

Qualification and professional memberships

Professional memberships

Member of Association of Coloproctology of GB & Ireland
Member of Court of Examiners, Royal College of Surgeons
Member of Council , Section of Coloproctology, Royal Society of Medicine

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Current NHS posts

Consultant General Surgeon, The Royal Free Hospital

Contact information

Telephone 0800 585 112
Private secretary Suzanne Johnson
Private secretary telephone 07950 829 172
Private secretary fax 01582 714470
Private secretary email suzanne.johnson@spirehealthcare.com
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