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Laurence Lovat: Consultant Gastroenterologist, London

Professor Laurence Lovat: Consultant Gastroenterologist in London
Professor Laurence Lovat: Harley Street Consultant Gastroenterologist

Working as a Gastroenterologist in London, Professor Laurence Lovat treats a range of conditions related to the gut and upper gastrointestinal tract, specialising in gastroesophageal reflux disease, Barrett's oesophagus and upper gastointestinal cancer.

About Laurence Lovat, Consultant Gastroenterologist

Professor Laurence Lovat graduated in 1987, after completing his medical training from the University College London.

He gained an MRC Research Training Award after his 1st Class Honours degree in Nutrition. Following on from an MRC Research Training Fellowship, he completed his PhD at the Royal Postgraduate Medical School at the Hammersmith Hospital, which is now part of Imperial College. Later in 1999, he was the senior lecturer at the University College London and in the same year, a consultant at University College Hospital.

From 2001-2008, he was the lead clinician for Upper Gastrointestinal Cancer at UCLH. Prior to this, he had chaired for the North London Cancer Network Upper Gastrointestinal Tumour Board. In addtion to this, he is also a specialist advisor to NICE.

The London Gastroenterology Centre for Upper GI treatment in London

The London Gastroenterology Centre  is made up of a team of gastroenterologists that specialise in the diagnosis and treatment of gut disorders in world class private hospitals and clinics which are in central London and Harley Street. 

Gut conditions treated by Professor Lovat and the team at The London Gastroenterology Centre

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Professor Laurence Lovat's research interests

Professor Lovat continually researches into the prevention of oesophageal cancer, with a keen interest in novel optical biopsy techniques and targeted photodynamic therapy . Additionally, he is the chief investigator for the UK National HALO Patient Registry.

His particular interests in research include:

  • Barrett’s oesophagus
  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease
  • Novel endoscopic therapies including laser therapy, photodynamic therapy and HALO radiofrequency ablation
  • Oesophageal cancer

Specialist tests available at The London Gastroenterology Centre

There is a range of diagnositc tests and procedures, including:

  • 24 hour ambulatory pH and impedance studies
  • BRAVO 48 hour ambulatory pH studies
  • Breath tests for lactose intolerance
  • Breath tests for small intestinal bacterial overgrowth
  • Colonoscopy
  • Endoscopy
  • Faecal calprotectin – a non invasive way to detect inflammatory bowel disease
  • Oesophageal manometry
  • Smart pill to detect pan-intestinal motility disorders

Treatments available from Professor Laurence Lovat

  • Cancer treatment
  • Colonoscopy and Endoscopy
  • Gastrointestinal Disease

Treatment costs

Professor Lovat is available for consultation at The London Gastroenterology Centre on Monday afternoons and Thursday afternoons. The fee for an initial consultation is £275; follow up consultations are charged at £225.

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Date of registration:

01 Aug 1988



  • Cancer treatment
  • Colonoscopy and Endoscopy
  • Gastrointestinal Disease
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome



  • MB BS
  • PhD
  • FRCP

Professional memberships

  • British Oesophago-Gastric Cancer Group (BASO)
  • British Society of Gastroenterology
  • Barrett’s Oesophagus Foundation
  • UK Barrett’s Oesophagus Registry
  • UK National PDT Advisory Board
  • Patient Research Network for Oesophageal Cancer and Barrett’s Epithelium (PROBE)



The London Gastroenterology Centre
41 Welbeck Street

Tel:   020 7183 7965

Fax:  0845 129 4911

Email:  incoming@gastrolondon.org.uk

Web:    www.gastrolondon.co.uk



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