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Mr Robert Lovell
Mr Robert Lovell
MBBS FRCS(orth)
Orthopaedic Surgery
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SUBSPECIALTIES

Spinal Surgery

REGISTERED WITH

General Medical Council: 4538383

LANGUAGES

english

About



I qualified from University College London Medical School in 1998 and undertook my basic surgical training at University College Hospital, St. Mary's and The Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore. I then joined the East Anglian Higher Surgical Training Programme in Trauma and Orthopaedics. During this training I specialised in spinal surgery and, after gaining my Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons, travelled to Australia for the prestigious year long AO Spinal fellowship in Brisbane.

I was appointed as a consultant in spinal surgery at The Ipswich Hospital in 2010. My practice involves all aspects of spinal surgery including trauma, deformity, infection, malignancy and degenerative conditions such as back pain and sciatica. My particular sub-speciality interests is cervical surgery and I have extensive experience in cervical disc replacement. 

I have an interest in the non-operative management of back pain. 

I have an established practice of spinal surgery under regional anaesthesia. This involves similar anaesthetic techniques to those used in caesarean sections to decrease post-operative pain and enhance recovery.This is attracting patients from around the country who can benefit from our expertise.

I consult privately at Gilmour Piper as part of the multi-disciplinary team. We hold a weekly meeting to discuss complex cases and plan individualised treatment tailored to patients particular problems.

I regularly undertake spinal medico-legal and clinical negligence work and provide operating services privately at both The Nuffield Health Ipswich Hospital and The Ipswich Hospital. 

I am actively involved with the education of trainee surgeons and other colleagues, lecturing widely and internationally on many aspects of spinal surgery. 

I regularly lecture to patient groups and can be followed in both Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Outside of work I am a keen musician and am happily married with two young daughters.


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Medical Procedures

Cervical disc replacement

Lumbar decompression

Microdiscectomy

Spinal injections

Spinal surgery under regional anaesthesia

Vertebroplasty & kyphoplasty

Coccygeal pain injections


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Special Interests

Non operative management of back pain.

Sciatica

Spinal stenosis

Cervical spine (neck) issues

Spinal surgery under regional anaesthesia

Coccydynia

Facet joint syndrome 

Education

MB BS University College London 1998

MRCS Ed

FRCS (orth)

Full registration with GMC and on specialist register (Trauma & Orthopaedics)

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4.9

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4.9

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4.9

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I was encouraged and hoped for improvement but because of the virus the futre is not clear
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23-03-2020
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I s encouraged by my visit and hoped that things might improve. Sadly now I have to stay at home because of the virus the future is not clear.
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23-03-2020
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I saw mr lovell as a private referral after suffering from long term chronic back pain with lack of any treatment or options on the nhs he explained everthing very clearly about my condition even running 10 minutes over my appointment time and he made me realise that nothing much could be done about my situation because of various factors.
Patient seen for:Spinal stenosis
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19-03-2020
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Very thorough and professional. Made me feel at ease and reassured.
Patient seen for:Back Pain
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19-03-2020
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After months of uncertainty it was refreshing to listen to someone who clearly knew his subject The assessment was thorough and his explanation of the problems, remedy and recovery limits was most clear and easy to understand
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18-03-2020
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I was very happy with the meeting with Mr Lovell who explained everything to me in detail and discussed my options.
Patient seen for:Spinal stenosis
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11-03-2020
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In my opinion the visit was completed by the doctor and he was very helpful and gave me a lot of information about what is going on with me looking forward to seeing him again
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10-03-2020
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Examination and explanation very professionally carried out. Gave me more confidence in planning for the future and I now know what needs to be done to improve my quality of life.
Patient seen for:Lower Back Pain
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10-03-2020
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Good experience. Efficient to book - quick response from his secretary who offered a cancellation. Excellent consultation with Mr Lovell who was thorough with my daughter and offered her clear and concise thoughts on his prognosis and next steps. He explained his thought process using his model so she could visualise what was going on which helped her understanding of her pain etc.
Patient seen for:Back Pain
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10-03-2020
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Helpful explained procedures available. Leaving me confident.
Patient seen for:Spinal Pain
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09-03-2020
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