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Mr Philip Bearn

Mr Philip Bearn


General Surgery Colorectal Surgery

Clinical Interests

  • Colorectal Disease (Lower GI)
  • Colorectal Surgery (Lower GI)
  • Pelvic Floor Surgery
  • Bowel Disease including Inflammatory (IBD)


Mr Philip Bearn is a Consultant General and Colorectal Surgeon. He trained at Cambridge University and Guys’ Hospital (now GSTH) and his junior and senior training was at Hammersmith, Charing Cross, Guys’ Hospital, UCH/Middlesex. Mr Bearn's research thesis was on mesothelial cells and their possible use in preventing graft thrombosis.  

He was appointed a Consultant in Birmingham (Sutton Coldfield) before moving to his current post as Colorectal and General Surgeon at Ashford and St Peters NHS Foundation Trust in 1999. He has led the colorectal department and developed laparoscopic colorectal surgery, pelvic floor physiology and anal cancer surgery including the treatment of its precursor (AIN).

Mr Bearn is Chair of St Luke’s Colorectal Cancer Alliance and South London and Surrey Pelvic Floor Group. He is also Honorary Senior Lecturer and examiner on 3rd year of Biomedical Science Course at Royal Holloway College, London University. Recent department presentations have been on cancer awareness, sacral nerve neuromodulation for incontinence, techniques for treating rectal prolapse and evacuatory disorders. He is faculty member for teaching programmes at RCSE (including Definitive Surgical Trauma Skills and the Speciality Skills in Coloroctology  courses).

Philip is married with 4 children and lives in Richmond.


NHS Hospitals

Ashford and St. Peter’s Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust