Mr John Richard Novell
Consultant General Surgeon
MA, MChir, FRCS
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.
Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr John Richard Novell at Spire include:
Minimal access surgery, Hernia repair surgery, Endoscopy, Coloproctology, Colonoscopy
Spire Harpenden Hospital is only able to provide Covid-19 tests to patients undergoing surgery at our hospital. Covid-19 testing or antibody tests are not available as a standalone service.
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