Mr Jonathan Gilbert

Mr Jonathan Gilbert

Consultant General Surgeon

Practising at

Spire Thames Valley Hospital

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Jonathan Gilbert at Spire include:

General surgery

Other treatments

  • HALO-RAR - Haemorrhoidal Artery Ligation Operation
  • Coloproctology
  • Colorectal surgery
  • Endoscopy
  • Gastrointestinal surgery
  • Minimal access surgery

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Professional profile

I specialise in general surgery including: coloproctology, minimal access surgery, hernia repair surgery, gastrointestinal surgery, endoscopy, colonoscopy, colorectal surgery.

I specialise in coloproctology and hernia surgery.

I have performed more than 10,000 colonoscopies and similarly the HALO-RAR operation for piles (haemorrhoids) since 2010.

My research interests are keyhole surgery for the removal of the gallbladder and the use of robotics. I have published papers on cancer of the large intestine (colon and rectum), keyhole surgery for the removal of the gallbladder and the use of robotics – as seen on BBC Tomorrow's World.

Clinical Interests

Colorectal surgery
Gastrointestinal surgery
Hernia repair surgery
Minimal access surgery
Thyroid disease

Special clinical interests: Gastrointestinal surgery, coloproctology and colorectal cancer, hernia surgery, thyroid.

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Media Coverage

Feasibility study of colonoscopy as the primary screening investigation in relatives of patients with colorectal cancer

Avoiding inappropriate surgery for secondary rectal cancer

Controlled intraoperative water testing of left-sided colorectal anastomoses: are ileostomies avoidable?

Surgical management of polypoid lesions of the gallbladder

Controlled trial of the introduction of a robotic camera assistant (EndoAssist) for laparoscopic cholecystectomy

The EndoAssist™ robotic camera holder as an aid to the introduction of laparoscopic colorectal surgery

22-year longitudinal study of repetitive colonoscopy in patients with a family history of colorectal cance

Innovations and developments in surgical coloproctology

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Qualification and professional memberships

MS FRCS / The London Hospital, University of London / 1971
Master of Surgery, Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons
MS: Thesis on colorectal cancer; FRCS: Surgical qualification

Professional memberships

Council Member - section of coloproctology, Royal Society of Medicine 2016, President
British Medical Association
British Society of Gastroenterology

Professional leadership

Previous: President, Section of Coloproctology, Royal Society of Medicine

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Current NHS posts

Retired from the NHS

Previously Consultant General Surgeon, Heatherwood and Wexham Park Hospitals

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Personal Profile

Father to three sons and grandfather to seven! I am a keen 5-a-side football player and part of a cycling club with my wife, which has taken us across many countries on sponsored rides raising money for charity. I also regularly swim and attend the gym to keep fit.

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Private contact details

Telephone 01753 516 611
Private secretary Chris Kirby
Private secretary telephone 01753 516 611
Private secretary fax 01753 516 852
Private secretary email