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General enquiries:
+44 (0)207 935 4444
Book an appointment:
+44 (0)207 616 7693
Self-pay enquiry:
+44 (0)203 219 3315
The London Clinic

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


A nurse with a patient

Facilitating acute admissions into The London Clinic whilst maintaining the highest levels of safety and care, supported by a consultant on-call rota.

Concierge service

Chauffeur loading suitcases into a luxury car

We can support our patients with travel, hotel accommodation, London tours, plus theatre and restaurant reservations.

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Main numbers

General enquiries: 020 7935 4444Appointments: 020 7616 7693Self-pay: 020 3219 3315

Other numbers

Concierge service: 020 3219 3323International office: 020 3 219 3266Invoice and payment enquiries: 020 7616 7708

Your call may be recorded for training and monitoring purposes.

Medical service numbers

Breast services appointments: 020 7616 7653 Diagnostics appointments: 020 7616 7653 Endoscopy appointments: 020 7616 7760 Eye centre appointments: 020 7616 7768 Haematology appointments: 020 7535 5503 Kidney services appointments: 020 7224 5234 Liver services appointments: 020 7616 7719 Physiotherapy appointments: 020 7616 7651 Radiology appointments: 020 7616 7653

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