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I am a consultant colorectal 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. 

Mr 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. Mr Lovegrove undertook a research degree under the supervision at Imperial College London looking at outcomes after Ileal pouch surgery. It was during this period that he helped establish the UK National Ileal Pouch Registry, which is now being used in centres across Europe. 

Mr Lovegrove’s higher surgical training was undertaken in the Oxford Deanery which included time on the inflammatory bowel diseases surgical unit at Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust. He subsequently became the Senior Clinical Fellow in IBD Surgery in Oxford. Mr Lovegrove has undertaken an international fellowship, spending a year as the University of Toronto’s Clinical Fellow in Colorectal Surgery. During this period he worked at Mount Sinai Hospital, gaining further experience in complex IBD surgery, and at St Michael’s Hospital.

Professional Memberships

  • The Royal College of Surgeons of England
  • The Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland
  • The European Society of Coloproctology
  • European Crohn’s and Colitis Organisation

Clinical Interests

My clinical interests include the surgical management of patients with inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn’s and ulcerative colitis), the management of anal fissures and fistulas, haemorrhoids, diagnostic and therapeutic colonoscopy as well as general surgical procedures including laparoscopic and open hernia repairs.

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