Philip Bearn

General Surgery

43 years of experience
43 years of experience



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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). In addition, Mr Bearn works with Mr Shaheen Khazali at The Lister Hospital to treat patients with endometriosis involving the colon and rectum.

Mr Philip 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 Philip 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 Philip Bearn was a consultant at the Good Hope Hospital NHS Trust Sutton Coldfield and later joined ASPH. Since 2013, Mr Philip 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 Philip Bearn is now the Clinical Chair at BMI The Princess Margaret Hospital and a Joint Colorectal Cancer Lead for the Surgery and Sussex Cancer Alliance establishing the management of colorectal cancer and guidelines in the region. He 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.

Mr Philip Bearn is married and has four children. He loves to work out in the gym, playing veterans' football games, and fiddling with a classic car or motorcycle.

Areas of interest:

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)


Pelvic floor assessment and management

Endometriosis involving colon and rectum.


Colorectal Surgery, Laparoscopic (Key-Hole) Surgery, Upper GI (Gastrointestinal) Surgery

All procedures

  • Bowel Diversion Surgery
  • Abdominal Wall Reconstruction
  • Abdominoperineal Resection
  • Appendicectomy
  • Bowel Cancer Screening
  • Bowel Surgery (Colectomy)
  • Colonic Stent
  • Excision of Lymph Nodes
  • Hernia Repair (Keyhole)
  • Laparoscopy
  • Lipoma Removal
  • Liver Function Tests
  • Open Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy)
  • Open Hernia Repair
  • Pelvic Congestion Surgery
  • Rectal Biopsy
  • Removal of Rectum and Colon (Proctocolectomy)
  • Sigmoidoscopy
  • Skin Lesion Removal (Warts, Moles and Skin Tags)
  • Skin Lesion Treatments
  • Splenectomy
  • Transanal Endoscopic Microsurgery (TEM)

All conditions

  • Stomach / Abdominal Pain
  • Anal Fissure
  • Bowel Cancer
  • Diverticulitis
  • Abdominal & Pelvic Sarcomas
  • Acid Reflux
  • Anal Cancer
  • Anal Fistula
  • Appendicitis
  • Barrett's Oesophagus
  • Bloating
  • Bowel Obstruction
  • Colitis (Ulcerative Colitis)
  • Colon Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Dermatitis
  • Diarrhoea
  • Dyspepsia (Indigestion)
  • Faecal Incontinence
  • Femoral Hernia
  • Functional Bowel Disease
  • Gastric (Stomach) Ulcers
  • Gastritis
  • Gastro-Oesophageal Reflux Disease (GORD) or Reflux
  • Gastro-oesophageal Reflux Disease (GORD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Haemorrhoids
  • Heart Burn
  • Hernia
  • Hiatus Hernia
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Iron Deficiency Anaemia
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
  • Lipoma
  • Nausea and Vomiting
  • Pelvic Congestion Syndrome
  • Pelvic Floor Dysfunction
  • Pelvic Pain
  • Pilonidal Sinus Disorders
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Rectal Bleeding
  • Rectal Cancer
  • Swollen Stomach
  • Upper Gastrointestinal Conditions (Oesophagus & Stomach)





Registered with

General Medical Council: 2732185


Chelsea Bridge Road, London, SW1W 8RH


Consultation Fees

New appointment: £220

Follow-up appointment: £150


Overall Rating

Overall rating

Overall experience

5 / 5

Personal care received

4.86 / 5

Explanation of care provided

4.86 / 5



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