Mr John Richard Novell

Mr John Richard Novell

Consultant General Surgeon


Specialises in

  • Anal warts
  • Cholescystectomy
  • Fissure surgery
  • Hernia surgery
  • Haemorrhoid removal treatment

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 and gastroscopy. 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

Treatment information

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

General surgery

Other treatments

  • Coloproctology
  • Endoscopy
  • Minimal access surgery

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Additional information

General surgery

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

Consultant General Surgeon, The Royal Free Hospital

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