Working as a Gastroenterologist in London, Professor Laurence Lovat treats a range of conditions related to the gut and upper gastrointestinal tract, specialising in gastroesophageal reflux disease, Barrett's oesophagus and upper gastointestinal cancer.
About Laurence Lovat, Consultant Gastroenterologist
Professor Laurence Lovat graduated in 1987, after completing his medical training from the University College London.
He gained an MRC Research Training Award after his 1st Class Honours degree in Nutrition. Following on from an MRC Research Training Fellowship, he completed his PhD at the Royal Postgraduate Medical School at the Hammersmith Hospital, which is now part of Imperial College. Later in 1999, he was the senior lecturer at the University College London and in the same year, a consultant at University College Hospital.
From 2001-2008, he was the lead clinician for Upper Gastrointestinal Cancer at UCLH. Prior to this, he had chaired for the North London Cancer Network Upper Gastrointestinal Tumour Board. In addtion to this, he is also a specialist advisor to NICE.
The London Gastroenterology Centre for Upper GI treatment in London
The London Gastroenterology Centre is made up of a team of gastroenterologists that specialise in the diagnosis and treatment of gut disorders in world class private hospitals and clinics which are in central London and Harley Street.
Gut conditions treated by Professor Lovat and the team at The London Gastroenterology Centre
Professor Laurence Lovat's research interests
Professor Lovat continually researches into the prevention of oesophageal cancer, with a keen interest in novel optical biopsy techniques and targeted photodynamic therapy . Additionally, he is the chief investigator for the UK National HALO Patient Registry.
His particular interests in research include:
- Barrett’s oesophagus
- Gastroesophageal reflux disease
Novel endoscopic therapies
including laser therapy, photodynamic therapy and HALO radiofrequency ablation
- Oesophageal cancer
Specialist tests available at The London Gastroenterology Centre
There is a range of diagnositc tests and procedures, including:
24 hour ambulatory pH and impedance studies
BRAVO 48 hour ambulatory pH studies
Breath tests for lactose intolerance
Breath tests for small intestinal bacterial overgrowth
Faecal calprotectin – a non invasive way to detect inflammatory
Smart pill to detect pan-intestinal motility disorders
Treatments available from Professor Laurence Lovat
- Cancer treatment
- Colonoscopy and Endoscopy
- Gastrointestinal Disease