Professor Laurence Lovat

Professor Laurence Lovat

BSC, MBBS, PhD, FRCP

Gastroenterology

Recommended by  
5 specialists

32 years of experience
22 years as a specialist

Overall Rating

Overall
4.95
Bedside Manner
4.95
Explanation
4.94

Top feedback

“Prof Lovat was very attentive and thoughtful. I really appreciated his help.“
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Languages spoken

  • English
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Registered with

  • General Medical Council: 3257647
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    Consultation fees

    New appointment: £300

    Follow-up appointment: £250

    Practices worked at

    London Digestive Centre

    41 Welbeck Street, London, United Kingdom, W1G 8DU
    53 reviews

    The Princess Grace Hospital

    42-52 Nottingham Place, London, United Kingdom, W1U 5NY
    234 reviews

    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

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    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)

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    Reviews

    4.95 Overall Patient Trust rating
    Overall Experience
    Explanation
    Bedside Manner
    Acid Reflux
    4/117
    Barrett's Oesophagus
    1/117
    Bloating
    1/117
    Colonoscopy
    1/117
    Constipation
    1/117
    Diarrhoea
    1/117
    Endoscopy
    1/117
    Food poisoning
    1/117
    Gastric (Stomach) Ulcers
    1/117
    Gastroenterology
    1/117
    Heart Burn
    1/117
    Oesophagitis
    1/117
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Acid Reflux
    Prof Lovat was very attentive and thoughtful. I really appreciated his help.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    I had an online consultation with Professor Lovat. It worked really well. He knows his stuff and he also knows how to manage a remote consultation. Thank you very much
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Had a great and very satisfactory experience with Prof Lovat. Great treatment and service - very professional and thorough. Also very personable and capable of explaining complex medical issues in a very simple way.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Oesophagitis
    Prof. Lovat is the ultimate professional. Problem discussed and explained at length. Very satisfied patient.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Bloating Constipation
    I had a great experience! Prof Lovat really listened to me, didn't discount any of my concerns and provided me with a very thorough round of testing. I highly recommend Prof Lovat
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Professor Lovat Always gives me the best opinion and the best treatment. I trust him completely and recommend him to anybidy who needs his expertize.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Barrett's Oesophagus
    Professor Lovat is a caring and expert gastroenterologist who takes time and trouble to fully explain anything relating to the purpose of the consultation.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Gastroenterology
    Mr Lovat was professional and thorough yet has good bed side manners. Would recommend him.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Acid Reflux
    I have had several consultations with Prof Lovat on some difficult and worrying symptoms. He has been very thorough in his examinations, investigations and finally his diagnosis with clear advice about the next steps. On a personal level he has also been very kind and empathetic.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Really good all round experience. Would have no doubt in recommending Professor Lovat
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    A pleasure to see Professor Lovat, very professional kind and caring, knows his field and patients needs the best I've experienced.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Acid Reflux
    Wonderful doctor
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (4/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Very positive experience. The doctor conducted a thorough visit, requesting several tests and explaining what these were for. He was friendly and professional.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Diarrhoea Food poisoning Heart Burn
    I had a bit of food poisoning in India which led to terrible digestive and stool problems. I decided to go to Professor Lovat for treatment as I knew someone who had been treated by him. He was systematic and very thorough; I liked his approach gathering information regarding my symptoms and my regular diet. He listened to my concerns patiently, and explained procedures and possible diagnoses to me in layman's terms. He did not conduct any unnecessary tests and laid out an investigative plan for me with options in case I wasn't comfortable with some tests. He also gave me his diagnosis with brutal honesty, which was fantastic. I must admit his sense of humour appealed to me and that made the entire process quite stress free. I think he is, by far, the best gastroenterologist I have consulted.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Colonoscopy Endoscopy
    Very welcoming, a good sense of humour and caring approach I can imagine will calm most clients nerves as they go through their health challenges. Enjoyed my time with Professor Lovat for those reasons. Took extra time to discuss anything extra that I wanted to ask him and shared stories that I could relate to in answering my questions.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explains his diagnosis and treatment plan in a caring manner. Seen quickly and dealt with efficiently. You know you are in excellent, world-class hands.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Acid Reflux
    Professor Lovat has been really helpful. He listens carefully and then gives versy sensible advice. Highly recommended.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Gastric (Stomach) Ulcers
    Excellent doctor
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Professor Lovat has been looking after me for some years now. I can't recommend him highly enough. It's always service with a smile and his management of my problem is tiptop.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Professor Lovat really helped me. I've been suffering for a long time and I'm so much better now. Thank you very much
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    Other Reviews

    Peer recommendations

    Recommended by 5 doctors for:
    5

    Gastroenterology

    Mr Andrew Jenkinson
    Mr Andrew Jenkinson
    General Surgery

    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
    Dr Farooq Rahman
    Dr Farooq Rahman
    Gastroenterology

    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
    Dr Rami Sweis
    Dr Rami Sweis
    Gastroenterology

    22-06-2017

    Professor Lovat is an excellent clinician and well liked by his patients and colleagues.

    For specialty: Gastroenterology
    Connection: Is a colleague
    Dr Rehan Haidry
    Dr Rehan Haidry
    Gastroenterology

    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

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