Treatment restrictions due to coronavirus (COVID-19)

As part of our longstanding relationship, we are proud to be dedicating our resources to the NHS at this important time. As a result many of our treatments are currently suspended and we are reviewing all planned procedures and consultations. We are making every effort to talk to impacted patients and apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Mr Richard Lovegrove

Mr Richard Lovegrove

General Surgeon

Practising at

Spire South Bank Hospital

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Treatment information

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

Colorectal surgery

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Professional profile

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

In addition to these services that I offer patients with Crohn’s and colitis, I also have an interest in the management of anal fistulas, haemorrhoids and continent ileostomy (Kock pouch) surgery. I perform general surgical procedures, such as hernia repairs.

Clinical Interests

Colorectal surgery
Hernia repair surgery
Inflammatory bowel disease
Laparoscopic surgery

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

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Private contact details

Private secretary Mrs Sally Wrenn
Private secretary telephone 07504 827664
Private secretary email