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Mr Philip Bearn is an experienced Consultant Colorectal and General Surgeon. Colorectal surgery includes diagnostics such as colonoscopy and treatment of benign and malignant disease using minimal invasive (laparoscopic) techniques.

General surgery interests include the investigation of abdominal pain and the management of abdominal wall hernias (including groin, umbilical and incisional), groin pain and benign skin lesions. 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).

Mr Bearn is St. Peter’s senior surgeon, being appointed in 1999, as an NHS Consultant in General Surgery and Coloproctology at Ashford & St. Peter's Hospitals (ASPH) NHS Foundation Trust. Being an undergraduate at Cambridge University and Guy’s Hospital, London University, Mr Bearn completed his post-graduate training at Guys Hospital, University College Hospital, Middlesex Hospital, Charing Cross Hospital, and the Post Graduate Medical School, Hammersmith Hospital. He also holds a Master’s degree in Surgery from the London University. Initially, from 1995 to 1999, Mr Bearn was a consultant at the Good Hope Hospital NHS Trust Sutton Coldfield and later joined ASPH. Since 2013, Mr Bearn has been working as an honorary senior lecturer in biomedical sciences at Royal Holloway College, the University of London where he is known for teaching gastro-intestinal modules to final year graduates.

Mr Bearn is also a Technical Editor for Colorectal Disease. He delivers lectures on the Definitive Surgical Trauma Course to the students of the Royal College of Surgeons, England.

Clinical interests

  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Diagnosis and treatment of colorectal disease (Lower GI)
  • Laparoscopic and open surgery for benign and malignant colorectal disease
  • Diagnostic Colonoscopy and Therapeutic Endoscopic Mucosal Resection (EMR)
  • Bowel disease including inflammatory (IBD)
  • Hernias · Pelvic floor assessment and management
  • Endometriosis involving colon and rectum

Professional Memberships

Association of Coloproctologists of Great Britain & Ireland
Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland
Pelvic Floor Society
Royal Society of Medicine


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