Mr Philip Bearn

Mr Philip Bearn


General Surgery

Recommended by 1 specialist
41 years of experience
26 years as a specialist

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“I can’t rate Mr Bearn highly enough. He was kind, explained everything clearly, went above and beyond in coming to see me every day in hospital, reassured my family and generally inspired enormous confidence in what was a very shocking and scary time.“
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  • Colorectal Surgery
  • Laparoscopic (Key-Hole) Surgery
  • Upper GI (Gastrointestinal) Surgery
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Languages spoken

  • English
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Registered with

  • General Medical Council: 2732185
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    Consultation fees

    New appointment: £220

    Follow-up appointment: £150

    Practices worked at

    The Lister Hospital

    Chelsea Bridge Road, London, United Kingdom, SW1W 8RH
    1,415 reviews

    New Victoria Hospital

    184 Coombe Lane West, Kingston upon Thames, United Kingdom, KT2 7EG
    1,324 reviews

    The Princess Margaret Hospital

    39-42 Osborne Road, Windsor, United Kingdom, SL4 3SJ
    203 reviews

    The Runnymede Hospital

    Guildford Road Ottershaw, Chertsey, United Kingdom, KT16 0RQ
    152 reviews

    Nuffield Health Woking Hospital

    Shores Road, Woking, United Kingdom, GU21 4BY
    81 reviews


    Mr Philip Bearn is a colorectal and general surgeon who has been based at Ashford & St. Peter's Hospitals (ASPH) NHS Foundation Trust since 1999.

    His colorectal surgery includes diagnostic procedures such as colonoscopy as well as the treatment of benign and malignant disease with minimally invasive (laparoscopic) methods.

    His general surgery includes abdominal pain investigation and treatment, abdominal wall hernias (including groin, umbilical, and incisional), groin pain, and benign skin lesions.

    Mr Bearn has experience treating colorectal cancer, haemorrhoidal and fistula problems, inflammatory bowel disease, and pelvic floor disorders (faecal incontinence, constipation, and obstructive defecation syndrome). He also works closely with Mr Shaheen Khazali at The Lister Hospital to treat patients with endometriosis of the colon and rectum.

    He completed his post-graduate training at Guys Hospital, University College Hospital, Middlesex Hospital, Charing Cross Hospital, and the Post Graduate Medical School, Hammersmith Hospital. He also has a master's degree in surgery from the University of London. Prior to joining ASPH, Mr Bearn worked as a consultant at the Good Hope Hospital NHS Trust Sutton Coldfield from 1995 to 1999.

    Mr Bearn is also an honorary senior lecturer in biomedical sciences at Royal Holloway College, University of London where he teaches gastro-intestinal modules to final-year students. He is also the Clinical Chair at BMI The Princess Margaret Hospital and a Joint Colorectal Cancer Lead for the Surgery and Sussex Cancer Alliance, where he is involved in the management of colorectal cancer and guidelines across the region. He is also a colorectal disease technical editor and lectures at the Royal College of Surgeons in England on the Definitive Surgical Trauma Course.

    Mr Bearn is a father of four and enjoys working out at the gym and playing veterans' football games. He also has a passion for classic cars and motorcycles.


    • Abdominal Wall Reconstruction
    • Abdominoperineal Resection
    • Appendicectomy
    • Bowel Cancer Screening
    • Bowel Diversion Surgery
    • Bowel Surgery (Colectomy)
    • Colonic Stent
    • Excision of Lymph Nodes
    • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy)
    • Hernia Repair (Keyhole)
    • Laparoscopy
    • Lipoma Removal
    • Liver Function Tests
    • Open Hernia Repair
    • Pelvic Congestion Surgery
    • Rectal Biopsy
    • Removal of Rectum and Colon (Proctocolectomy)
    • Sigmoidoscopy
    • Skin Lesion Removal (Warts, Moles and Skin Tags)
    • Skin Lesion Treatments
    • Splenectomy
    • Transanal Endoscopic Microsurgery (TEM)
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    Special interests

    • Bowel Cancer
    • Abdominal & Pelvic Sarcomas
    • Acid Reflux
    • Anal Cancer
    • Anal Fissure
    • Anal Fistula
    • Appendicitis
    • Barrett's Oesophagus
    • Bloating
    • Bowel Obstruction
    • Colitis (Ulcerative Colitis)
    • Colon Cancer
    • Constipation
    • Crohn’s Disease
    • Dermatitis
    • Diarrhoea
    • Diverticulitis
    • Dyspepsia (Indigestion)
    • Faecal Incontinence
    • Femoral Hernia
    • Functional Bowel Disease
    • Gastric (Stomach) Ulcers
    • Gastritis
    • Gastro-Oesophageal Reflux Disease (GORD) or Reflux
    • Gastro-oesophageal Reflux Disease (GORD)
    • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
    • Haemorrhoids
    • Heart Burn
    • Hernia
    • Hiatus Hernia
    • Inguinal Hernia
    • Iron Deficiency Anaemia
    • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
    • Lipoma
    • Nausea and Vomiting
    • Pelvic Congestion Syndrome
    • Pelvic Floor Dysfunction
    • Pelvic Pain
    • Pilonidal Sinus Disorders
    • Pyloric Stenosis
    • Rectal Bleeding
    • Rectal Cancer
    • Stomach / Abdominal Pain
    • Swollen Stomach
    • Upper Gastrointestinal Conditions (Oesophagus & Stomach)
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    Association of Coloproctologists of Great Britain & Ireland

    Association of Surgeons of Great Britain & Ireland

    Pelvic Floor Society

    Royal Society of Medicine

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    I can’t rate Mr Bearn highly enough. He was kind, explained everything clearly, went above and beyond in coming to see me every day in hospital, reassured my family and generally inspired enormous confidence in what was a very shocking and scary time.
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    Peer recommendations

    Recommended by 1 specialist
    Mr Shaheen Khazali
    Mr Shaheen Khazali
    Obstetrics & Gynaecology
    Is a colleague

    "Mr. Bearn is a very skilled and experienced surgeon. He works with me regularly for complex endometriosis surgery. I would trust him with treating my loved ones."


    Recommended for:
    Bowel Cancer, Hernia