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Specialties and sub-specialties

Gastroesophageal reflux disease
Oesophageal Cancer

Professional profile

Dr. Laurence B Lovat is Reader in Gastroenterology and Laser Medicine at UCL and Consultant Gastroenterologist at UCLH.
He qualified at UCL having intercalated in Nutrition with first class honours.
He won a Medical Research Council research training fellowship to do his PhD.
His research now focuses on developing optical tools for managing pre-cancerous changes in Barrett’s oesophagus. Over 1000 patients have taken part in his clinical trials.
He has lectured in 10 countries, served on the oesophageal and research committees of the British Society of Gastroenterology, Imaging & Advanced Technology Committee of the American Gastroenterology Association, and is a specialist advisor to NICE.

Clinical interests

  • Barrett's oesophagus, Photodynamic Therapy, HALO Radiofrequency Ablation
  • Diagnostic and therapeutic gastroscopy and colonoscopy, including polypectomy, endoscopic mucosal resection, stenting, stricture dilation, argon plasma coagulation, laser therapy
  • Crohn's disease
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Current posts

  • Consultant Gastroenterologist
    University College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
  • Reader in Gastroenterology & Laser Medicine

Medical training

Year qualified 1987
  • Medical Student Training: UCL 1981-1987
  • Specialist registrar in Gastroenterology, North Thames 1996-1998
  • MRC Research Fellow, Royal Postgraduate Medical School, Hammersmith Hospital 1993-1996