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Mr Philip Bearn was appointed as Consultant Surgeon in the Department of Coloproctology at Ashford St Peter’s Hospitals NHS Trust in 1999. Mr Philip Bearn was trained at Cambridge and Guy’s and then was on training rotation at Guys Hospital, University College Hospital, Middlesex Hospital, Charing Cross Hosptial and finally at Hammersmith Hospital prior to being appointed Consultant Surgeon in Coloproctology and General Surgery at the Good Hope Hospital NHS Trust in 1995. The Coloproctology Unit at the trust was staffed by three consultants and treated just under 200 new cases of colorectal cancer each year. 

At his current post as Consultant Colorectal & General Surgeon at Ashford and St Peter’s he is particularly interested in the diagnosis and treatment of colorectal disease. He continues his interest in laparoscopic (keyhole) surgery with applying techniques for treatment of colorectal disease. Mr Bearn has been instrumental in establishing a TEMS unit to treat early rectal cancers and benign polyps and has also developed the Anorectal Physiology Unit for pelvic floor problems.

Professional Membership



  • Royal Society of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland

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