Mr Richard Lovegrove
MB BS MD FRCS
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.
Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Richard Lovegrove at Spire include:
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