Dr Simon Anderson

Dr Simon Anderson

MB ChB, MD, FRCP

Gastroenterology

Recommended by 2 specialists
32 years of experience
18 years as a specialist

Overall Rating

Overall Experience

4.98

Bedside Manner

4.98

Explanation

4.98

Top feedback

“My first consultation with Dr Anderson: he takes time to listen to the patients. He is very warm and happy to explain the latest science and research as well. “
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Subspecialty

  • Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (IBD) such as ulcerative Colitis or Crohn's Disease
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Languages spoken

  • English
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Registered with

  • General Medical Council: 3626056
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    Practices worked at

    London Bridge Hospital

    27 Tooley Street, London, United Kingdom, SE1 2PR
    2,785 reviews

    The Lister Hospital

    Chelsea Bridge Road, London, United Kingdom, SW1W 8RH
    1,279 reviews

    Chelsea Outpatient Centre

    280 Kings Road, London, United Kingdom, SW3 5AW
    320 reviews

    Guy’s and St Thomas’ Private Healthcare

    St Thomas? Hospital, Westminster Bridge Road, London, United Kingdom, SE1 7EH
    62 reviews

    About

    Dr Simon Anderson is a Consultant Gastroenterologist at London Bridge Hospital, and also practises at Guy’s & St Thomas’ Foundation Trust. At the renowned London Bridge Hospital, Dr Anderson and his team carry out consultations, diagnosis and treatment of digestive and stomach diseases such as inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and Crohn’s disease.

    Dr Anderson graduated from the University of Cape Town in 1990. He then underwent higher specialist training at King's College Hospital (Liver Diseases and Intensive Care) and Guy's and St Thomas' Hospital (Gastroenterology) in London. He was awarded a Wellcome Institute Research Fellowship and went on to conduct full-time research at St Thomas' Hospital. He was awarded a Doctorate of Medicine (MD) from the University of London in 2004. He was appointed Consultant Physician and Gastroenterologist at Guy's and St Thomas' Foundation Trust in 2006 where he leads an acute general medicine firm.

    His interests include all therapeutic endoscopy, colonoscopy and balloon enteroscopy, wireless capsule endoscopy and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). His research interests include techniques for the diagnosis and treatment of small-intestinal disease and ulcerative colitis. He is a lead investigator in a trial of the role of exercise in Crohn's disease and is a co-investigator into the genetics of IBD.

    Patient testimonials highlight Dr Anderson's caring but professional approach with patients. He is also heavily involved in teaching the next generation of doctors, passing on his medical training and skills.

    Procedures

    • Colonoscopy
    • Gastroscopy
    • Capsule Endoscopy
    • Bowel Cancer Screening
    • Endoscopic Laser Treatment
    • Endoscopy (OGD)
    • Enteroscopy
    • Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy (PEG)
    • Sigmoidoscopy
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    Special interests

    • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
    • Bloating
    • Acid Reflux
    • Diarrhoea
    • Crohn’s Disease
    • Colitis (Ulcerative Colitis)
    • Autoimmune Diseases
    • Heart Burn
    • Coeliac Disease
    • Constipation
    • Gastric (Stomach) Ulcers
    • Gastroparesis
    • Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
    • Upper Gastrointestinal Conditions (Oesophagus & Stomach)
    • Barrett's Oesophagus
    • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
    • Rectal Bleeding
    • Dyspepsia (Indigestion)
    • Fatty Liver Disease
    • Functional Bowel Disease
    • Gastro-Oesophageal Reflux Disease (GORD) or Reflux
    • Gastro-oesophageal Reflux Disease (GORD)
    • Haemochromatosis
    • Hiatus Hernia
    • Iron Deficiency Anaemia
    • Oesophageal Spasm
    • Oesophagitis
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    Education

    • MB ChB - University of Cape Town - 1990 
    • MD - University of London - 2004
    • FRCP
    • Member of the British Society of Gastroenterology
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    Reviews

    4.98 Overall Patient Trust rating
    Overall Experience
    4.98
    Bedside Manner
    4.98
    Explanation
    4.98
    Colonoscopy
    81/211
    Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
    33/211
    Bloating
    27/211
    Gastroscopy
    25/211
    Acid Reflux
    20/211
    Diarrhoea
    16/211
    Capsule Endoscopy
    12/211
    Crohn’s Disease
    12/211
    Colitis (Ulcerative Colitis)
    11/211
    Autoimmune Diseases
    7/211
    Heart Burn
    6/211
    Coeliac Disease
    5/211
    Constipation
    4/211
    Gastric (Stomach) Ulcers
    4/211
    Gastroparesis
    4/211
    Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
    4/211
    Upper Gastrointestinal Conditions (Oesophagus & Stomach)
    4/211
    Barrett's Oesophagus
    3/211
    Gastrointestinal Bleeding
    3/211
    Rectal Bleeding
    3/211
    Bowel Cancer Screening
    2/211
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    My first consultation with Dr Anderson: he takes time to listen to the patients. He is very warm and happy to explain the latest science and research as well.
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Excpetionally reassuring and knowledgeable
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    I have been under Sr. Anderson's care for over 3 years. He is one of the best physicians I have ever encountered - Great bedside manner, but does not mince his words and clearly cares for his patients. HIGHLY recommend!
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Dr Anderson is a wonderful Gastroenterologist. Jill M.
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    detailed explanation of what he was going to do and what he expected to find as a result of the previous colonoscopy in 2016 explanation of the sedation asked if i had any worries. all delivered charmingly
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    I am at the start of the journey, but our first meeting was excellent !
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Excellent!!
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    Dr Simon Anderson is extremely professional, but genuinely cares about his patients in a way that I have never come across before. I am deeply indebted to him and cannot recommend him highly enough.
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Many thanks to Dr Anderson and the whole team for the great level of care I received from the initial consultation through to the procedure itself. I felt very well looked after indeed.
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    What a great experience - Dr Anderson is interested, knowledgeable and provided good strategies and answers to all my questions. Really - thank you for taking the time and the interest and willingness to push for more answers for me.
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    Peer recommendations

    Recommended by 2 specialists
    Dr Terence Wong
    Dr Terence Wong
    Gastroenterology
    Is a colleague

    "I've known Simon for over 20 years, and is an excellent opinion on inflammatory bowel disease, small bowel diseases, and capsule endoscopy. I have been referring patients to Simon on a regular basis, always to good effect"

    26-10-2020

    Recommended for:
    Crohn’s Disease, Colitis (Ulcerative Colitis), Functional Bowel Disease
    Dr Jason Dunn
    Dr Jason Dunn
    Gastroenterology
    Is a colleague

    "Simon is a highly experienced and dedicated gastroenterologist, and has excellent bedside manner. A pleasure to work with, particularly when managing patients with complex small bowel diseases that require endoscopic procedures."

    27-09-2020

    Recommended for:
    Bulimia, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS), Headache

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