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Professor Laurence Lovat
BSC, MBBS, PhD, FRCP
Gastroenterology
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General Medical Council: 3257647

LANGUAGES

english

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Gastroenterology

About

Professor Laurence Lovat is a leading Gastroenterologist working in the heart of London. 

See his website: www.gastrolondon.co.uk  

He has a special interest in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of upper gastrointestinal cancer (cancer of the food pipe and stomach) and diseases affecting the food pipe such as indigestion, reflux and Barrett's disease. He also treats patients with irritable bowel syndrome and performs endoscopies (a non-surgical procedure to examine a patient's digestive tract).

Professor Lovat received his medical degree from University College London Hospitals in 1987. As part of his training, he gained a first class honours degree in Nutrition. He qualified as a Gastroenterologist in 1998. Professor Lovat was appointed consultant Gastroenterologist at University College London Hospitals (NHS) a year later. 

Professor Lovat is passionate about research and driving advances in his field. Early in his career, he was awarded a prestigious research training award and completed a PhD in his field. He was appointed as the first Head of the newly established Research Department for Tissue and Energy at University College London and was awarded his professorship in 2014 based on the quality of his research into complications of acid reflux disease and minimally invasive treatment to prevent and treat oesophageal cancer. He has published his research in leading scientific journals (e.g., Nature). Professor Lovat is also chief investigator for a national research project (the UK National HALO Patient Registry).

 

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Medical Procedures

Stretta endoscopic treatment for acid reflux

HALO Radiofrequency ablation for Barrett's oesophagus


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Special Interests

Barrett's oesophagus

Reflux disease

Oesophageal cancer, cancer prevention

Indigestion

Crohn‘s Disease

Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Endoscopy

Colonoscopy

Therapeutic Endoscopy

Education

BSc Nutrition (1st Class Hons) (1984), Kings College London

MB BS (1987) University College London

PhD Royal Postgraduate Medical School, London (1997)

Diploma in Professional Management, (1998)

Gastro-enterology (1998)

General (internal) medicine (1998)

Reviews

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

18-01-2018
Professor Lovat investigated me thoroughly, treated me really well and even better, he has put my mind at rest. Thank you very much indeed

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

15-01-2018
Professor Lovat is very unusual. He admits he doesn't know everything but he helped my mother and he has really helped me. He is wonderful.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

13-01-2018
Many many thanks for all you have done. Words cannot really express my gratitude

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

31-12-2017
Endoscopy was absolutely painless. I felt comfortable the whole time. It went very quickly. I don't know what I was worried about. Tea and biscuits afterwards were nice too!

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

22-12-2017
I never thought I would say that I might enjoy an endoscopy experience but I did! From beginning to end Prof Lovat and his team looked after me so well. Thanks so much!

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

22-12-2017
Brilliant doc. Highly recommended!

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

21-12-2017
I would have gone anywhere in the world to see you because what you told me today was priceless

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

11-12-2017
Professor Lovat is knowledgeable kind, considerate and funny. I found the experience very rewarding. I certainly feel much better for having seen him

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

11-12-2017
The professor performed the colonoscopy very expertly. More importantly he has put my mind at rest. I feel so much better. Thank you

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

04-12-2017
I really bnefited from meeting the professor. He has helped me a great deal

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

04-12-2017
This is a very wise doctor. I went in with one problem and he pointed out a completely different one which actually is my main issue. Thank you so much. I highly recommend him.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

20-11-2017
Professor l Lovat removed my polyp expertly and painlessly. I am so glad he did my colonoscopy. I can't rate him highly enough.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

20-11-2017
Professor Lovat is an excellent colonoscopist

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

20-11-2017
Outstanding doctor. Very helpful and knowledgeable

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

11-11-2017
I can't speak highly enough of Dr Lovat. He was recommended to me by a couple of friends and I'm so glad I listened to them. I had a colonoscopy and he was extremely reassuring and the process was painless.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

06-10-2017
Professor Lovat is a world class consultant. His level of knowledge is amazing and he brings joy and comfort to any session you have with him. He is a problem solver and will walk you through all scenarios and options. I owe him a big thank you and recommend anyone in need to let him help you.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

05-09-2017
Very good colonoscopy test. Very excellent doctor

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31-08-2017
Professor Lovat put me at ease and The colonoscopy was far less worrying than it might have been. It also went very well and I didn't feel anything. Thank you for such a positive experience.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

31-08-2017
I decided to see Professor Lovat because other people said he had helped them with long-standing swallowing problems. I hoped he could help me. Indeed he has done so. He is really wonderful and I am so grateful for his help.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

14-08-2017
Dear Professor Lovat. I am really fortunate to have decided to see you for a consultation. Thank you so much for your advice and the most welcome diagnosis. Your letter covering the detail is very welcome. I am following the advice on your website to manage my acid reflux and I am reducing my alcohol consumption. Thank you for looking after me so well.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

27-07-2017
Good doctor. He knows his stuff

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

27-07-2017
Professor lovat is wonderful. He has made me better and I know he has helped plenty of my friends also. I can't recommend him highly enough.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

24-07-2017
Very nice doctor

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

24-07-2017
Professor saw me very quickly and has given excellent advice. He has also introduced me to other doctors to manage my other problems. Thank you very much for the first class service

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

24-07-2017
I am so relieved after seeing Professor Lovat. He was excellent. I am going to print off the guidelines for acid reflux on his website and follow them very carefully!

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

24-07-2017
Millions of stars out of five. Not enough stars in the whole world to say thank you. I have got my life back thanks to Prof Lovat.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

20-07-2017
I have had lots of endoscopies over the years with other doctors. This one with Professor Lovatt was the most effortless I have ever had. The best one yet!

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

19-07-2017
Professor Lovat is very sharp and an excellent doctor. He has worked out a way forward that previous doctors did not. He also has a great sense of humour which is very helpful for nervous patients like me!

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

17-07-2017
Excellent consultation. Helpful advice to use going forward.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

17-07-2017
Reassuring manner. Gentle and kind.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

17-07-2017
Outstanding doctor

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

13-07-2017
Good doctor. Knows his stuff.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

13-07-2017
.Kind, very nice and easy to talk to. Knowledgeable and sensible. Highly recommended

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

13-07-2017
A very good and caring doctor.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

13-07-2017
Professom is very knowledgeable, helpful and approachable

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

12-07-2017
Prof Lovat saw me very quickly and arranged the endoscopy at super fast speed. The actual procedure was really easy and remarkably pleasant. I highly recommend him!

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

06-07-2017
Very good doctor. Helpful. Listens. Has good ideas about how to help me.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

06-07-2017
Professor Lovat is the first doctor to have taken me seriously. Thank goodness I found him.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

06-07-2017
Colonoscopy was remarkably straightforward. Thank you for making it such a pleasant experience

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

03-07-2017
Friendly, professional and caring. Always encouraging with your best interests in mind.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

03-07-2017
Very knowledgeable and polite, excellent practitioner

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

03-07-2017
Very professional, very friendly. Helped me so much with my problems.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

03-07-2017
Very good

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

29-06-2017
Excellent consultant. allayed all my fears

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

29-06-2017
Again very pleasant, helpful and understanding

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

27-06-2017
Prof Lovat was so reassuring. He also found the cause of my problem that other doctors had missed. I can't recommend him enough

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

27-06-2017
Completely painless endoscopy

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

26-06-2017
Calming, funny and knowledgable. Everything a doctor should be.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

26-06-2017
A great consultant a a really nice guy to boot.. excellent care and consideration and a hopeful prognosis

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

26-06-2017
Very kind and caring doctor. He really listens to my problems

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

26-06-2017
Excellent , very professional and pleasant

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

26-06-2017
Amazing. Very helpful. Puts my mind at rest. Easy to talk to. Has a sense of Humour!

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

26-06-2017
Very attentive which is very much appreciated

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

26-06-2017
Superb doctor

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

25-06-2017
Excellent doctor

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08-07-2016
A stressful experience made very unsstressful by the pleasant and authoritative manner of Prof.lovat. He listened to my concerns and understood my fears whilst explaining the whole procedure in layman' terms.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

08-10-2015
I was seen on time, and was extremely happy with the level of care and the time given to explain everything and to answer all my questions. Prof Lovatt was extremely professional, demonstrated vast experience and great depth of knowledge and medical wisdom and I was re-assured by his extreme competence, calm and friendly manner and his entire positive interaction during the session.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

07-09-2015
I have just successfully completed 8 months of treatment with Professor Lovat. He is an outstanding practitioner in every way; patient centred, thorough and forward thinking.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

03-08-2015
Thank you for having such a remarkably efficient and kind private secretary

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

31-07-2015
Thank you so much for answering my questions yesterday. I really appreciated your kindness and patience. The fact that you explained the procedure so clearly, and with such respect, was extremely reassuring.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

27-07-2015
A thoroughly nice man and an excellent doctor.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

21-07-2015
I would like to take this opportunity to thank you and in particular Professor Laurence Lovat for the treatment I have received relating to my Barrett’s oesophagus condition. I was recommended for Halo radiofrequency ablation treatment offered by Prof Lovat at UCL following routine gastroscopy in October 2014 at my local hospital at which time it was discovered I had a number of pre cancerous nodules. <p /> From the first consultation, Prof Lovat helped me come to terms with my condition, the treatment options, put me at ease and reassured me all the way through the process. <p /> Following investigation the nodules were found to be cancerous and were removed. I subsequently underwent the latest Halo treatment in January & April 2015 to remove the Barrett’s condition and I have just been given the all clear. <p /> I consider myself extremely fortunate to have been recommended to Prof Lovat and that it was possible for me to receive the treatment so quickly. I now feel great and look forward to living my life normally. <p /> Once again, I cannot thank you enough for all your kind help and assistance.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

21-07-2015
I would like to extend my respects to Professor Lovat and his team. In an oblique sort of way, I have enjoyed being part of the process, which under the Professor’s explanation, I could even pretend to understand. Such close tolerances, applied to such a spongy environment amazes me. Perhaps I already know enough! A privilege: so again, with the kindest regards and very many thanks

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

19-07-2015
Thank you for all you invaluable advice and expertise over the last few months. I feel so much better informed and significantly healthier than when I first came to you which is very much appreciated.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

15-07-2015
I’d like to thank you for your kindness and sensitive approach to your patients. It is really deeply appreciated

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

15-07-2015
Thank you to Professor Lovat for your reassurance and recommendations.

Peer Recommendations

BY dr Shameer Mehta

22-06-2017
An excellent doctor. Very well liked by his patients. Excellent diagnostician. Thinks outside the box.
For specialty: Gastroenterology
For procedures: gastroscopy
Connection: Is a colleague

BY dr Rehan Haidry

22-06-2017
I am delighted to recommend Professor Lovat who is a truly outstanding doctor.
For specialty: Gastroenterology
For procedures: gastroscopy
Connection: Is a colleague

BY dr Rami Sweis

22-06-2017
Professor Lovat is an excellent clinician and well liked by his patients and colleagues.
For specialty: Gastroenterology
Connection: Is a colleague

BY mr Andrew Jenkinson

03-04-2017
Professor Lovat is a leading expert in the field of Barretts oesophagus and gastroesophageal reflux disease. He has interesting innovative research in endoscopic treatments of these conditions.
For specialty: Gastroenterology
Connection: I have referred patients to them

BY dr Farooq Rahman

24-06-2017
I am pleased to recommend Professor Lovat. He is an excellent clinician.
For specialty: Gastroenterology
For procedures: gastroscopy
Connection: Is a colleague