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Mr Novell qualified in 1981 following undergraduate training at Cambridge University and the Middlesex Hospital, London, and gained much of his surgical experience at the Royal Free Hospital, London.
In 1992 he was awarded the degree of Master of Surgery from Cambridge University for his thesis on the treatment of liver tumours. In 1994 Mr Novell was appointed Consultant Surgeon to the Luton & Dunstable and Spire Harpenden Hospitals and in 2006 he moved to The Royal Free Hospital in London.
Approximately 75 per cent of his patients have a bowel disorder. In addition to diagnostic and screening colonoscopy and flexible sigmoidoscopy for patients with suspected colorectal cancer, he also performs gastroscopy and laparoscopic gall bladder surgery.
At the Royal Free, he works in close co-operation with a team of surgeons and oncologists treating approximately 120 new colorectal cancers every year and is able to offer restorative surgery to many patients with rectal cancer without the need for a permanent colostomy.
During his career Mr Novell has published and presented on a variety of conditions including inflammatory bowel disease, colorectal cancer, liver tumours and rectal prolapse.
Areas of interest
Coloproctology; Crohn's disease; Minimal access / invasive surgery; Colorectal (bowel) cancer; Colonoscopy; Hernias, including inguinal hernia; Bowel disease including inflammatory (IBD); Endoscopic procedures; Laparoscopic procedures ('keyhole surgery')
- Suzanne Johnson
- Spire Harpenden Hospital Ambrose Lane HARPENDEN AL5 4BP
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Anaesthetists worked with (Bupa members, please ask your consultant whether your anaesthetist is fee-assured)
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Colorectal Surgeon
Royal Free Hospital
- MChir University of Cambridge 1993
- FRCS Royal College of Surgeons of England 1986
Affiliations / memberships
Member of Council , Section of Coloproctology, Royal Society of Medicine
Member of Court of Examiners, Royal College of Surgeons
Member of Association of Coloproctology of GB & Ireland
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