Mr Robert Lovell is a highly esteemed consultant spinal surgeon based in Ipswich who specialises in the diagnosis and management of back pain, sciatica and spinal stenosis with non-operative treatments and surgical procedures, including discectomy, decompression, spinal fusion and spinal injections. His particular sub-speciality interest is cervical surgery and he also has extensive experience in cervical disc replacement.
Mr Lovell qualified from University College London Medical School in 1998 and completed his basic surgical training at University College Hospital, St Mary’s and The Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore. Following this, he joined the East Anglian Higher Surgical Training Programme in Trauma and Orthopaedics, where he specialised in spinal surgery. After receiving his Fellowship of The Royal College of Surgeons, Mr Lovell travelled to Australia to accomplish the prestigious AO year-long Spinal fellowship in Brisbane. He was then appointed as a consultant in spinal surgery at The Ipswich Hospital in 2010.
Alongside his highly-sought spinal surgery practice, Mr Lovell regularly carries out spinal medico-legal and clinical negligence work. He has an interest in medical education and performs frequent international lectures on all aspects of spinal surgery for trainee surgeons, senior colleagues and patient groups.
Mr Lovell currently consults privately at Gilmour Piper as part of the multi-disciplinary team. They hold a weekly meeting to discuss complex cases and plan individualised treatment tailored to patients’ particular problems. Mr Lovell has an established practice of spinal surgery under regional anaesthesia, which involves anaesthetic techniques similar to those used in caesarean sections, to reduce post-operative pain and enhance recovery. This is attracting patients from around the country who can benefit from his expertise.