Professor Laurence Lovat

Professor Laurence Lovat

BSC, MBBS, PhD, FRCP

Gastroenterology

Recommended by  
5 specialists

32 years of experience
21 years as a specialist
Video consultation available

Overall Rating

Overall
4.95
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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

Consultation fees

New appointment: £275

Follow-up appointment: £225

Practices worked at

London Gastroenterology Centre

41 Welbeck Street, London, United Kingdom, W1G 8DT
209 reviews

Golders Green Outpatients and Diagnostics Centre

Roman House, Roman House, 296 Golders Green Rd, London, United Kingdom, NW11 9PY
3 reviews

London Digestive Centre

41 Welbeck Street, London, United Kingdom, W1G 8DU
26 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

Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

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

Patient seen for:
Acid Reflux
22-03-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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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

18-03-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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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.

19-02-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Prof. Lovat is the ultimate professional. Problem discussed and explained at length. Very satisfied patient.

Patient seen for:
Oesophagitis
06-02-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

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

Patient seen for:
Bloating
Constipation
28-01-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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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.

28-01-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Professor Lovat is a caring and expert gastroenterologist who takes time and trouble to fully explain anything relating to the purpose of the consultation.

Patient seen for:
Barrett's Oesophagus
17-01-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Mr Lovat was professional and thorough yet has good bed side manners. Would recommend him.

Patient seen for:
Gastroenterology
09-01-2020
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

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.

Patient seen for:
Acid Reflux
13-12-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Really good all round experience. Would have no doubt in recommending Professor Lovat

12-12-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

A pleasure to see Professor Lovat, very professional kind and caring, knows his field and patients needs the best I've experienced.

21-11-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Wonderful doctor

Patient seen for:
Acid Reflux
14-11-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
4
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5

Very positive experience. The doctor conducted a thorough visit, requesting several tests and explaining what these were for. He was friendly and professional.

05-11-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

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.

Patient seen for:
Diarrhoea
Food poisoning
Heart Burn
04-11-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

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.

Patient seen for:
Colonoscopy
Endoscopy
04-11-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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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.

03-11-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Professor Lovat has been really helpful. He listens carefully and then gives versy sensible advice. Highly recommended.

Patient seen for:
Acid Reflux
03-11-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Excellent doctor

Patient seen for:
Gastric (Stomach) Ulcers
23-10-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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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.

10-10-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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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

07-10-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Mr Lovat was great

23-09-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Saw Professor Lovat for a second opinion. He was excellent. Much better than the first gastroenterologist I saw

Professor Laurence Lovat

Delighted to be of service!

19-09-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Brilliant doctor!

Professor Laurence Lovat

I am pleased you found my input helpful.

29-08-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
Bedside Manner
5

I am really grateful to Professor Lovat. He sorted out my problem and put my mind at rest.

Professor Laurence Lovat

Please feel free to come back at any time in the future should you need my help again.

29-07-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Excellent doctor with great bedside manner.

26-06-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

I am really pleased I saw Professor Lovat. He listened carefully and made an excellent diagnosis. I feel so much better now with the treatment he has given me.

07-03-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

He really was professional in his detail of my problem and I am very happy that I met him.

28-02-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

I found Professor Lubbock extremely helpful, humorous and kind. He knows exactly how to look after me and has made me feel so much better.

24-01-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

My first endoscopy was aborted due to my inability to go to sleep during the procedure. Dr lovat was not to be deterred. It was immediately rescheduled and A thorough investigation and treatment ensued. In what I consider a creative method he resolved my issue with my oesophagus.

17-01-2019
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

I was terrified about the thought of an endoscopy. I need not have been. I didn't feel a thing. What a brilliant endoscopist.

03-12-2018
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Congratulations on a pain-free vomit-free endoscopy and a clean bill of health. What more could you want?

03-12-2018
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Very kind and reassuring, would highly recommend.

29-11-2018
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Great doctor with very professional and at the same time personal approach. Enjoyed my visits!

26-11-2018
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

An outstanding doctor. He made me feel comfortable and at home. He sorted out the diagnosis and treatment and all went very smoothly.

22-11-2018
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Fantastic. Also very funny doctor. Made a refreshing change!

01-11-2018
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

I came see Professor Lovat for a second opinion from the Netherlands. I'm delighted I made the journey. He has sorted out my problem in the way that the Dutch doctors simply couldn't. Thank you very much.

04-10-2018
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Dr L Lovat has looked after me amazingly. I am so fortunate that I found him.

26-07-2018
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Really outstanding doctor. He helped me when other doctors couldn't. Thanks so much!

05-07-2018
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

I am so grateful to Prof Lovat for looking after me. He is so kind and caring.

21-06-2018
Overall
4
Explanation
4
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4

Professor Lovat looked after me very well. He did not find the cause of my pain but he investigated entirely appropriately and has passed me on to a gynaecologist as it seems the problem is coming from there. I thank him very much for his help

24-05-2018
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Amazing expertise. Very informative. Hugely reassuring. Kind and approachable. This is the first time I haven't felt anxious seeing a doctor in a long time.

22-05-2018
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Excellent dr and reassuring

10-05-2018
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

I have been ill for a long time but Professor Lovat reference sorted out my problems. I am very grateful. I can't recommend him highly enough. 5 stars!

26-04-2018
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Professor Lovat did a colonoscopy for me. It didn't hurt at all. I didn't feel any pain and I watched it all on TC. My doctor was very good.

29-03-2018
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

He is the man!

22-03-2018
Overall
5
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5
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5

Truly outstanding doctor. He really knows his stuff. He corrected the wrong diagnosis given by another doctor and proved that he was right. He has put my mind at rest. I was so worried. Thank you for looking after me.

15-03-2018
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Professor Lovat is very personable and reassuring and humorous. I would recommend him to anyone.

19-02-2018
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Professor Lovat really put my mind at rest. His advice was sensible, straightforward and completely practical. I already feel so much better. Thank you.

05-02-2018
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

Very charming and very knowledgeable. He has given me light at the end of the tunnel. I have been in pain for a year but Prof Lovat has given me a way through.

05-02-2018
Overall
5
Explanation
5
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5

I am a 65-year old Greek writer who has been diagnosed with Barrett's oesophagus by a famous Athens hospital. For nearly two years I lived under the nightmarish words of dysplasia, starting from low grade and ending in high grade, based on histological analyses of biopsies taken during multiple gastroscopies. The results were at the same time quite conflicting so I became very confused and decided to have a second opinion in the UK. Thanks to my son, Dr Nikolas Pontikos who works in genetic research, I met Professor Lovat who recommended and carried out himself a gastroscopy in the Wellington Hospital. The results of the biopsies taken were negative both as regards Barrett's oesophagus and dysplasia. I was naturally very relieved by the findings and can face life once more with optimism and hope. I wholeheartedly recommend Professor Lovat to any patients with similar problems. His expertise, friendliness and encouragement set him apart from many doctors I have met in the course of my life.

26-01-2018

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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