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Mr Richard Lovegrove

Consultant Colorectal & IBD Surgeon


Practices at: BMI The Droitwich Spa Hospital

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Mr Richard Lovegrove is a Consultant Colorectal Surgeon with an NHS post at at Worcester Acute Hospitals NHS Trust. He uses keyhole surgical techniques and enhanced recovery protocols to help ensure the best possible outcomes for his patients.

Mr Richard Lovegrove qualified from King’s College School of Medicine and Dentistry and then went on to complete his House Jobs and Basic Surgical Training in the North West Thames region of the London Deanery. Mr Lovegrove then undertook a research degree at Imperial College London, looking at outcomes after ileal pouch surgery. During this period he helped to establish the UK National Ileal Pouch Registry, which is now used in centres across Europe. 

Mr Lovegrove’s higher surgical training was undertaken in the Oxford Deanery and 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.

Mr Lovegrove has published a number of peer reviewed papers, book chapters and reports and has presented nationally and internationally.

Conditions treated:

  • Colorectal cancer
  • Chron's Disease
  • Ulcerative colitis
  • Diverticular disease
  • Haemorrhoids
  • Anal fissure
  • Anal fistula
  • Hernia


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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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

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