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 consult privately at Gilmour Piper as part of the multi-disciplinary team. I regularly undertake spinal medico-legal and clinical negligence work and provide operating services privately at both The Suffolk Nuffield 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. Outside of work I am a keen musician and am happily married with two young daughters.
Outside of work Mr Lovell is a keen musician and is married with two daughters.
Treatments and tests offered by Mr Robert Lovell at Nuffield Health
- Lumbar discectomy
- X-Ray Guided Facet Joint Injection
- Spinal (lumbar) Decompression
- Epidural injection for pain relief
- Medial facetectomy
- Dorsal root ganglion block
Mr Lovell is actively involved with the education of trainee surgeons and other colleagues, lecturing widely and internationally on many aspects of spinal surgery.
- Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
- British Association of Spinal Surgeons
Other posts held
- Consultant Spinal Surgeon, The Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust
Mr Robert Lovell does not hold a share or financial interest in this hospital, another Nuffield Health hospital or the company.
Mr Robert Lovell does not have a share or financial interest in equipment used at this hospital or another Nuffield Health hospital.
Mr Robert Lovell does not hold any paid advisory role(s) at this hospital or on behalf of Nuffield Health.