Mr Robert Lovell

Mr Robert Lovell

Suffolk Spine

Trauma & orthopaedic surgery 04538383


  • Fee assured
  • Not in Open Referral network
Fee assured
Not in Open Referral network

Specialises in

  • Spine


  • Face-to-face consultations
  • Video and telephone consultations

About me

I qualified from University College London Medical School in 1998 and undertook my basic surgical training at University College Hospital, St. Mary's and The Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore. I then joined the East Anglian Higher Surgical Training Programme in Trauma and Orthopaedics. During this training I specialised in spinal surgery and, after gaining my Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons, travelled to Australia for the prestigious year long AO Spinal fellowship in Brisbane.

I was appointed as a consultant in spinal surgery at The Ipswich Hospital in 2010. My practice involves all aspects of spinal surgery including trauma, deformity, infection, malignancy and degenerative conditions such as back pain and sciatica. My particular sub-speciality interests is cervical surgery and I have extensive experience in cervical disc replacement.

I have an interest in the non-operative management of back pain.

I have an established practice of spinal surgery under regional anaesthesia. This involves similar anaesthetic techniques to those used in caesarean sections to decrease post-operative pain and enhance recovery.This is attracting patients from around the country who can benefit from our expertise.

I consult privately at Gilmour Piper as part of the multi-disciplinary team. We hold a weekly meeting to discuss complex cases and plan individualised treatment tailored to patients particular problems.

I regularly undertake spinal medico-legal and clinical negligence work and provide operating services privately at both The Nuffield Health Ipswich Hospital and The Ipswich Hospital.

I am actively involved with the education of trainee surgeons and other colleagues, lecturing widely and internationally on many aspects of spinal surgery.

I regularly lecture to patient groups and can be followed in both Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Outside of work I am a keen musician and am happily married with two young daughters.

Areas of interest

Spinal surgery; Back pain; Sciatica; Neck pain; Spinal surgery; Lumbar disorders; Slipped disc; Spinal stenosis; Myelopathy; Brachialgia; Back; Facet joint; Degenerative spinal conditions; Spinal infection; Spinal deformity; Spinal trauma; Spinal fracture; Nerve root block; Epidural; Discectomy; Decompression; Disc replacement; Fusion; Vertebroplasty; Epidural; Spine; Kyphoplasty; medial branch block; facet injection; laminectomy; fusion; degenerative disc; transforaminal epidural; dorsal root ganglion block; osteoporotic fracture; spondylosis; spondylolisthesis; lumbar; thoracic; cervical;

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