Personal profile

Mr Phil Bearn was appointed NHS  Consultant in General Surgery and  Coloproctology at Ashford St Peter’s Hospitals NHS Foundation  Trust in 1999.  He was an undergraduate  at  Cambridge University  and Guy’s Hospital,  London University.  Post graduate training was at Guys Hospital, University College Hospital, Middlesex Hospital, Charing Cross Hospital and the Post Graduate Medical School,  Hammersmith Hospital.  He gained a Master in Surgery at London University. He was  a consultant initially at the Good Hope Hospital NHS Trust Sutton Coldfield from 1995 to 1999 before joining  Ashford St Peter’s Hospitals NHS,  Chertsey.  He has been  honorary senior lecturer in biomedical sciences at Royal Holloway College University of London since 2013 where he delivers a gastro- intestinal module to final year undergraduates. 

Phil Bearn is currently joint colorectal cancer lead for the Surrey and Sussex Cancer Alliance and a Technical Editor for Colorectal Disease.  He is lectures regularly  and teaches on the Definitive Surgical Trauma Course for the Royal College of Surgeons of England. He is a member of BMA, Royal Society of Medicine, Royal Colleges of England and Edinburgh, Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland and the European Society of Coloproctology.  

Clinical Interests

  • Colorectal  and general surgery Colorectal surgery  includes diagnostics such as colonoscopy  and treatment of benign and malignant colorectal disease often using   minimally invasive (laparoscopic)  techniques.
  • Colorectal cancer
  • Haemorrhoidal and fistula problems
  • Inflammatory bowel disease and  pelvic floor issues (faecal incontinence, constipation  and obstructive defecation syndrome).
  • Abdominal pain
  • Management of abdominal wall hernias (inc  groin, umbilical and incisional), groin pain and benign skin lesions


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