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Mr Simon Clarke is a Consultant Paediatric surgeon with over 13 years experience and is currently the Clinical Director for Children's surgical services at the Chelsea & Westminster NHS Foundation Trust & The Royal Brompton Hospital, in West London.
Mr Clarke completed his training in London at Great Ormond Street Hospital, St Georges and Chelsea & Westminster as well as holding an associate professorship in the academic unit in Hong Kong. Mr Clarke’s extensive training has led him to have over 40 published articles and 5 book chapters. Mr Clarke has an interest in training paediatric surgeons and has developed and runs courses both in the simulation of operations as well as minimal access surgical techniques.
Mr Simon Clarke is a board member on the national training committee for the UK and Ireland and has been awarded 9 clinical Excellence awards during his 13 years as a consultant.
In 2017 he was elected President of the British Association of Paediatric Endoscopic Surgeons.
Mr Clarke has a busy practice in West London and specialises in minimally invasive surgery for procedures such as inguinal hernia but also gastro-oesophageal reflux and lower Gastrointestinal conditions.
- Paediatric Surgery
- Minimally invasive paediatric surgery
- Inguinal herniotomy/hydrocele repair
- Umbilical Hernia Repair
- Circumcision (tight phimosis)
- Orchidopexy (undescended testis)
- Skin lesion
- Lymphangioma management
- Central line
- Ace procedure
- Minimal access surgery
- Hernia ( umbilical / inguinal)
- Undescended testis
- anti-reflux surgery ( fundoplication)
- neonatal surgery
Primary Medical Qualification
MB BS 1990 University of London
Specialist Register entry date
Paediatric surgery From 23 Nov 2005
- President British Association of Paediatric Endoscopic Surgeons 2018 - 2020
- Chairman of Education Committee British Association of Paediatric Surgeons
- Member of the Specialist Advisory Committee for Training Paediatric Surgeons in the UK
- Simulation Lead for the National Training Committee
- Co-Chair of the Clinical guidelines committee for the International Paediatric Endosurgery group (IPEG)
- Member of the British Association of Paediatric Surgeons ( BAPS)
- Member of the Royal College Of Surgeons of England
Very kind and professional. Gave very good advice and reassurance.
From the initial consultation, through my daughter's 2 surgeries, from which she had an excellent recovery, to the follow up appointments Doctor Clarke has been brilliant. Calm, caring, supportive and very professional. He is extremely knowledgeable and competent, taking time to explain clearly the treatment plan and making me feel very reassured. I cannot recommend him highly enough.
Mr Clarke was excellent at explaining to our 12 yr old son, not only what was happening to him but also what his choices were going forward. He has a lovely manner and put him (and us) at ease straight away. We left his office, feeling well informed of our choices and confident we were in good hands. My son said Mr Clarke was the nicest Dr he'd ever met and he's met many!!
well done on all fronts
Mr Clarke was a complete professional. He was absolutely fantastic when managing my son recently. Speaking both as a father and a fellow doctor colleague, I have no hesitation in highly recommending him to other colleagues and patients. Thank you once again Mr Clarke for your patience, care and attention when looking after our son. You provide an exemplary service for your patients. Long may it continue!
Mr Simon Clarke is an excellent doctor in every way, with a lovely bedside manner. He is very experienced. He acted very promptly to remove my daughters appendix (the same day). Her scars are minimal and recovery was quick. We are very grateful to him for all he has done for us and would highly recommend him.
We have received an excellent care all round from initial consultation through the surgery & follow up appointments. Dr Clarke has a great personalised approach to treating children, puts the whole family at ease & makes you feel like you are the only patient he has. He is incredibly attentive & compassionate. He puts complex medical concepts into simple understandable terms & carries out difficult surgical procedures with an ease of a highly skilled professional. In my son’s words “he is the best doctor ever”! We would highly recommend him to anyone with similar conditions (removal of distal oesophagus cyst & fundoplication).
Me Clarke was knowledgeable and explained everything clearly. I was particularly appreciative of his approach of avoiding surgery unless absolutely necessary. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend him.
Mr Clarke was fantastic with our Daughter and with us - professional, personable, and very efficient.
Dr Clarke was very reassuring and continues to be after the procedure with our son. Highly recommended
Approachable, easy to talk to, reassuring
Mr Clarke has been excellent throughout my son's treatment. He is very calm and explained the procedure and risks very well, and he made me and my son feel very comfortable. The procedure and the recovery time have been fantastic. Highly recommended. Thank you.
Dr Clark is very professional and competent in his field. He was friendly, helpful and made us feel completely at ease.
Dr Clarke is a very accommodating, understanding, professional and experienced dr and surgeon. His approach is caring, generous and warm. Dr Clarke is reassuring and efficient at his word and I couldn’t recommend a better doctor to anyone looking for a paediatric surgeon.
Very professional and friendly. My baby had a very smooth surgery and everything after surgery was as expected and explained. I would strongly recommend Mr Clarke for his excellent care.
Mr Clarke provided us with a brilliant service and absolutely fantastic care. He is an expertly skilled surgeon and did a marvellous job, the operation went well and he even took the trouble to call to check all was still good soon after we got home. Nothing was too much trouble and we are extremely grateful. He also has an efficient and helpful secretary which is really important. We would absolutely recommend him.
Mr. Clarke was a complete professional and a gentleman, who guided us every step of the way and performed our son’s procedure easily and with a great deal of compassion and kindness- he explained everything and respected our 8 year old by explaining it to him as well. We felt we were in expert care - which we were. His professionalism greatly eased our anxiety and we have complete faith in his skills and advice. Thank you!
I’m very happy to that I met Dr Clarke while my son’s consultation in Chelsea and Westminster Hospital. My son got a professional surgery and recovered quickly. Dr Clarke was very attentive and patient answering all my question before the procedure. I can highly recommend Dr Clarke.
I have known Mr Clarke for a number of years and can only speak extremely highly of him. He is caring, calm and attentive. He is an excellent surgeon, keep abreast with latest practice and skills. I would not hesitate in recommending him if you are looking for an excellent paediatric surgeon.
Mr. Clarke is a Colleague at Chelsea and Westminster