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 discectomies, disc replacements and spinal injections. His practice of spinal surgery under regional anaesthesia, in particular, provides a decrease in pain and an enhanced recovery. Mr Lovell currently sees patients at the established Gilmour Piper, where he is part of the multidisciplinary team.
Mr Lovell qualified from University College London Medical School in 1998 before going on to complete his basic surgical training at University College Hospital, St Mary’s Hospital and The Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital in Stanmore. He then undertook the East Anglian Higher Surgical Training programme in trauma and orthopaedics, specialising in spinal surgery, and later became a fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons. In 2009, Mr Lovell was awarded one of AO Spine’s prestigious year-long fellowships in Brisbane, Australia. Conducting three clinics per week and participating in a one in three on call, he acquired intensive and extensive exposure to spinal traumas, spinal cord injuries and spinal emergencies.
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.