Richard Lovegrove is a Consultant Colorectal and General Surgeon with an interest in the surgical management of inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis) and the management of colorectal cancer. I use laparoscopic (keyhole) surgical techniques and enhanced recovery protocols to help ensure the best possible outcomes for my patients. I undertake my NHS work at Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust and my private practice at The Droitwich Spa Hospital and Spire South Bank Hospital.
I offer a range of colorectal procedures, including colonoscopy and sigmoidoscopy, and provide specialist advice and surgery for patients with inflammatory bowel disease who may need surgery as part of their treatment.
In addition, I can offer a range of general surgical procedures, including hernia repair.
Most procedures can be offered on a daycare basis. Further information about the services I offer can be found here. I am registered with most major private health insurance companies and any fees I charge are in line with your insurance companies’ Schedule of Fees. The providers I am registered with are shown here.
Richard Lovegrove qualified from King’s College School of Medicine and Dentistry and completed his House Jobs and Basic Surgical Training in the North West Thames region of the London Deanery. I undertook a research degree under the supervision of Professor Paris Tekkis and Professor John Nicholls at Imperial College London looking at outcomes after ileal pouch surgery. It was during this period that I helped establish the UK National Ileal Pouch Registry, which is now being used in centres across Europe.
My higher surgical training was undertaken in the Oxford Deanery and included time on the inflammatory bowel disease surgical unit at Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust where I worked with Professor Neil Mortensen, Mr Bruce George and Mr Richard Guy. I subsequently became the Senior Clinical Fellow in IBD Surgery in Oxford.
I have undertaken an international fellowship, spending a year as the University of Toronto’s Clinical Fellow in Colorectal Surgery. During this period I worked at Mount Sinai Hospital gaining further experience in complex IBD surgery with Dr Zane Cohen, Dr Robin McLeod and Dr Helen MacRae, together with experience in the management of colorectal cancer with Dr Robert Gryfe and Dr Erin Kennedy. I also spent time at St Michael’s Hospital working with Dr Marcus Burnstein, Dr Nancy Baxter and Dr Sandra DeMontbrun.