Mr Philip Bearn

General surgery


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Last updated: 12 Nov 2020

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Mr Phil Bearn was appointed NHS Consultant in General Surgery and Coloproctology at Ashford St Peter’s Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust in 1999. He was an undergraduate at Cambridge University and Guy’s Hospital, London University. Post graduate training was at Guys Hospital, University College Hospital, Middlesex Hospital, Charing Cross Hospital and the Post Graduate Medical School, Hammersmith Hospital. He gained a Master in Surgery at London University. He was a consultant initially at the Good Hope Hospital NHS Trust Sutton Coldfield from 1995 to 1999 before joining Ashford St Peter’s Hospitals NHS, Chertsey. He has been honorary senior lecturer in biomedical sciences at Royal Holloway College University of London since 2013 where he delivers a gastro- intestinal module to final year undergraduates.
Phil Bearn is currently joint colorectal cancer lead for the Surrey and Sussex Cancer Alliance and a Technical Editor for Colorectal Disease. He is lectures regularly and teaches on the Definitive Surgical Trauma Course for the Royal College of Surgeons of England. He is a member of BMA, Royal Society of Medicine, Royal Colleges of England and Edinburgh, Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland and the European Society of Coloproctology.
Phil Bearn’s clinical interests are colorectal and general surgery. Colorectal surgery includes diagnostics such as colonoscopy and treatment of benign and malignant colorectal disease often using minimally invasive (laparoscopic) techniques. He is experienced in the treatment of colorectal cancer, haemorrhoidal and fistula problems, inflammatory bowel disease and pelvic floor issues (faecal incontinence, constipation and obstructive defecation syndrome). General surgery interests include the investigation of abdominal pain and the management of abdominal wall hernias (inc groin, umbilical and incisional), groin pain and benign skin lesions

Phil Bearn is married with four children. Hobbies include going to the gym, veterans football, fiddling with a classic car and motorcycling

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Colorectal disease (Lower GI); Colorectal surgery (lower GI); Pelvic floor surgery; Bowel disease including inflammatory (IBD); Hernias;

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