Mr Richard Lovegrove

General Surgeon

MB BS MD FRCS


Specialises in

  • Laparoscopic keyhole surgery
  • Crohn’s disease and colitis
  • Haemorrhoids
  • Continent ileostomy
  • Hernia repairs

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I am a Consultant General and Colorectal Surgeon who specialises in laparoscopic (keyhole) and complex reoperative surgery.

I offer services for patients with Crohn’s and colitis and I also have an interest in the management of anal fistulas, haemorrhoids and continent ileostomy (Kock pouch) surgery.

I also perform general surgical procedures, such as hernia repairs.

I have been the lead surgeon for inflammatory bowel diseases (Crohn’s disease and colitis) in Worcestershire since 2015.

I am currently the Clinical Director for Endoscopy at Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust and have led a number of service improvements, including a nurse-led service for suspected colorectal cancer referrals, which has resulted in a significant reduction in times to first investigation.

I completed my surgical training in London and Oxford, undertaking Fellowships in inflammatory bowel disease surgery in Oxford and Toronto. During my training I started a research degree, obtaining an MD, looking at outcomes after ileoanal pouch surgery and helped establish the National Ileal Pouch Registry.

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General Medical Council Number: C4718653

Treatment information

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

Colorectal surgery

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Additional information

Colorectal surgery
Hernia repair surgery
Inflammatory bowel disease
Laparoscopic surgery

Special clinical interests: Anal fistula, anal fissure, proctology, haemorrhoids.
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