Mr Jonathan Gilbert

Consultant General Surgeon


"I have worked at Spire Thames Valley Hospital for nearly 30 years as a Consultant Surgeon. I continue to work at this hospital because the clinical care of patients is first class."

Specialises in

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.

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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Additional information

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

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

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

Retired from the NHS

Previously Consultant General Surgeon, Heatherwood and Wexham Park Hospitals

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.

Telephone 01753 516 611
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