Mr Simon Hawkins

Mr Simon Hawkins

MB ChB MMEd MS FRCS

Breast Surgery, General Surgery

21 years of experience
8 years as a specialist

Languages spoken

  • English
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Registered with

  • General Medical Council: 6028942
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    Consultation fees

    New appointment: £200

    Follow-up appointment: £150

    Practices worked at

    The Ridgeway Hospital

    Moormead Road, Wroughton, Swindon, United Kingdom, SN4 9DD
    90 reviews

    GenesisCare Oxford

    Sandy Ln W, Peter's Way, Littlemore, Oxford, United Kingdom, OX4 6LB
    76 reviews

    About

    Simon is a dedicated Consultant Oncoplastic & Cosmetic Breast Surgeon whose practice concentrates exclusively on the management of benign and malignant breast conditions and cosmetic breast surgery. He works as a consultant surgeon at Great Western Hospitals foundation trust in Swindon and lives near Marlborough, Wiltshire with his wife Nuala and his two sons, Harry and Jack.

    He has over 20 years of experience graduating from The University of Manchester (MBChB) and went on to complete his general surgery training in the South of England gaining a deep understanding of therapeutic and reconstructive breast surgery. He was awarded an Oncoplastic Breast Surgery Fellowship following his completion of training.

    He was one of the first surgeons in the UK to successfully complete the Master of Surgery degree (MS) in Oncoplastic Breast Surgery from the UEA with a merit classification. This award-winning degree program was developed with the ongoing support of The Royal College of Surgeons, The Association of Breast Surgery (ABS), and BAPRAS. 

    He has a wide range of publications, international presentations and prizes in surgery and has further interests in the training of future surgeons following his appointment as an honorary lecturer at the University of Bristol during which he obtained his MMEd (Master of Education degree) with distinction and was made a fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA). He was awarded a fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons of England in 2012 (FRCS) and is a full member of the Association of Breast Surgery(ABS).

     He has extensive expertise in the combined use of general and plastic surgical techniques for the full range of benign and malignant breast conditions. These include oncoplastic breast conservation (e.g. Therapeutic Mammoplasty- using breast reduction surgery to remove breast cancers), perforator flap procedures (e.g. LICAP flaps), a full range of breast reconstruction techniques (implant and flap based breast reconstruction) and the management of breast asymmetry. In addition, he also offers Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy, Male breast surgery (gynaecomastia), Breast Reduction/Uplift surgery and Breast Enlargement (Augmentation) surgery. 

    Within the field of Oncoplastic Breast Surgery, Mr. Hawkins has developed specific interests in extending the role of breast conservation in the management of breast cancer. This avoids the need for mastectomy in a greater proportion of patients diagnosed with breast cancer, specifically by applying the principles of breast reduction surgical techniques to remove breast cancers which may have traditionally required removal of the whole breast. Where mastectomy is needed or requested Mr. Hawkins has also developed a particular interest in the use of state-of-the-art implant-based breast reconstructive techniques. He personally led the introduction of the Acellular Dermal Matrix (Strattice/Artia/BRAXON) based reconstruction to Swindon and Wiltshire, with the aim of improving outcomes from implant-based breast reconstruction.

    He also has a particular interest in the challenging field of congenital breast asymmetry correction and cosmetic breast surgery and has a wide range of techniques at his disposal to obtain the very best outcomes for his patients.


    Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments
    • Acellular Dermal Matrix
    • Breast implants
    • Breast Reduction
    • Therapeutic Mammoplasty
    • Nipple Reconstruction
    • Surgery for gynaecomastia (breast development in men)
    • Axillary Clearance
    • Breast Pain Management
    • Breast Uplift Surgery (Mastopexy)
    • Mastectomy
    • Oncoplastic Surgery
    • Breast Augmentation (enlargement)
    • Breast reconstruction
    • Cosmetic Breast Surgery
    • Implant Reconstruction
    • Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy & Hormone Treatment
    • Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy
    • Breast Genetics
    • Perforator flap surgery
    • Flap based breast reconstruction- (LD Flaps/DIEP flaps etc.)
    • Video Consultation
    • Breast Reconstruction Surgery & Oncoplastic Breast Surgery
    • Cosmetic Breast Surgery
    • Breast Asymmetry correction and restorative breast surgery
    • Benign Breast Disease
    • Breast Cancer
    • Gynaecomastia
    • Breast Screening

    Procedures

    • Acellular Dermal Matrix
    • Axillary Clearance
    • Breast Augmentation (Enlargement)
    • Breast Implants
    • Breast Pain Management
    • Breast Reconstruction
    • Breast Reduction
    • Breast Uplift Surgery (Mastopexy)
    • Cosmetic Breast Surgery
    • Implant Reconstruction
    • Mammoplasty
    • Mastectomy
    • Neoadjuvant
    • Nipple Reconstruction
    • Oncoplastic Surgery
    • Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy
    • Surgery for Gynaecomastia (Breast Development in Men)
    • Video Consultation
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    Special interests

    • Breast Cancer
    • Gynaecomastia
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    Education

    • MB CHB- University of Manchester
    • Master of Surgery Degree (MS) in Oncoplastic Breast Surgery- University East Anglia (merit)
    • Masters Degree in Medical Education (MMEd)- University of Dundee (distinction)
    • Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons (FRCS)
    • Full Member of the Association of Breast Surgeons (ABS)
    • Honorary Clinical Lecturer at the University of Bristol (2007-08)
    • Fellow Higher Education Academy (FHEA)

     

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