Miss Bryony Lovett

Consultant General Surgeon

Practising at

Spire Hartswood Hospital

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Miss Bryony Lovett at Spire include:

General surgery

Other treatments

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

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Professional profile

I am a consultant general surgeon at Spire Hartswood private hospital in Brentwood, Essex, offering private general surgery in our clean and comfortable private hospital. I am one of the few female consultant general surgeons in Essex.

I have a special interest in gastrointestinal cancer, inflammatory bowel disease and laparoscopic (keyhole) surgery. I run a weekly clinic at Spire Hartswood Hospital in Brentwood, where I offer private consultations for bowel and gastro-intestinal problems. When further investigations or private surgical treatment are needed, these can be arranged promptly at Spire Hartswood Hospital.

As a lecturer in general surgery, I am involved in the education of medical students and junior surgical staff. As a surgical registrar I developed an increasing interest in the issues affecting surgical trainees. As Past President of the Association of Surgeons in Training (ASiT) I have represented trainees views at both regional and national level. ASiT strives to maintain standards of surgical training, a considerable challenge in view of recent changes to the surgical training programme, the implications of the New Deal for junior doctors and the impending European Working Time Directive.

I did my undergraduate training at Cambridge University and at the Royal London Hospital, graduating in 1988. I completed my surgical training in the London and North East Thames region. I developed my interest in coloproctology as a registrar, spending two years researching tumour vascular biology and the potential of tumour vascular targeting in cancer therapy. I completed a masters degree in 1997. I also worked at the Royal Free and Middlesex Hospitals where I received training in upper gastrointestinal surgery, liver resection and colorectal surgery. I was appointed Honorary Clinician to St Mark's Hospital in 1998 and, through that appointment, gained experience in the management of the complicated colorectal cases referred to a tertiary centre.

Clinical Interests

General surgery
Colorectal surgery
Gastrointestinal surgery
Hernia repair surgery
Minimal access surgery

Special Clinical Interests: Gallstones, Hernia surgery, Rectal bleeding, Haemorrhoids, Anal fistulas, Colon and rectal malignancy, Surgical treatment of inflammatory bowel disease, Colorectal disease, Gastroscopy, Ingrowing toe nails.

Private contact details

Telephone Spire Hartswood 01277 266 766
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Qualification and professional memberships

Professional memberships

Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England
Fellow of the Association of Surgeons of GB and Ireland
Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine
Past President of the Association of Surgeons in Training

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Current NHS posts

Consultant General Surgeon, Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Personal Profile

I have always been an active sportswoman. Early success as a track and field athlete has developed into an ethos of continuous sporting activity. I play hockey at a social level for Hampstead and Westminster Hockey Club and am a registered hockey umpire. 

My husband and I both sail and play golf when our family commitments allow.

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