Mr Simon Higgs

Mr Simon Higgs

MB ChB FRCS (Upper GI)

General Surgery

Recommended by 1 specialist
26 years of experience
11 years as a specialist

Overall Rating

Overall Experience

5

Bedside Manner

5

Explanation

5

Top feedback

“Mr Higgs was very easy to talk to and explained everything very clearly, which made me feel very comfortable about the whole procedure.“
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Subspecialties

  • Laparoscopic (Key-Hole) Surgery
  • Upper GI (Gastrointestinal) Surgery
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Languages spoken

  • English
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Registered with

  • General Medical Council: 4290814
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    Consultation fees

    New appointment: £250

    Follow-up appointment: £150

    Practices worked at

    Nuffield Health Cheltenham Hospital

    Hatherley Lane, Cheltenham, United Kingdom, GL51 6SY
    93 reviews

    Gloucestershire Royal Hospital

    Great Western Rd, Gloucester, United Kingdom, GL1 3NN
    2 reviews

    Specialist's working hours

    Mon
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    Wed
    09:00 - 18:00
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    About

    Mr Simon Higgs is a general surgeon based at Gloucestershire Royal Hospital and Nuffield Health Cheltenham Hospital. He specialises in upper GI surgery and has interests in the following areas:

    • Oesphago-gastric surgery
    • Biliary disease - laparoscopic gallbladder surgery, bile duct surgery
    • Endoscopy - upper GI
    • Oesophageal cancer
    • Anti-Reflux Surgery - Primary and Redo surgery
    • Hiatus Hernia Repair
    • Endoscopic Ultrasound (EUS)
    • Advanced laparoscopic surgery
    • Open and laparoscopic hernia repairs

    Mr Higgs earned his medical qualification from the University of Bristol in 1996. He spent a year in Perth, Australia, where he gained experience in a variety of surgical disciplines, including emergency medicine. During his surgical rotation, he developed an interest in upper GI surgery, particularly oesophageal cancer surgery and anti-reflux surgery. He then undertook two years of research examining the use of endoscopic ultrasound (EUS), EUS-guided biopsy, and application of sentinel node theory in the management of oesophageal cancer. For his research presentation, he was awarded best trainee presentation prize at ISDE in Adelaide, and BJS prize runner up at AUGIS in Dublin.

    His higher surgical training covered the breadth of general and upper GI surgery and included time at all the oesophagogastric and bariatric units in the South West of England where he was able to hone his skills in minimally invasive surgical techniques and advanced endoscopy. In 2010, Mr Higgs became a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons (FRCS) of England and was appointed Consultant General, Upper GI Surgeon for the Gloucestershire Hospitals Foundation NHS Trust. He is also the MDT lead and has developed the endoscopic ultrasound (EUS)service and implemented enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) for oesophagectomy. In addition, he has just finished a 10 year period as the clinical lead for The Three Counties OesophagoGastric Centre. In July 2021 he led the start of an exciting new era in Upper GI Surgery in Gloucestershire with the installation of the Versius Robotic Surgery Platform. 

    Procedures

    • Endoscopy (OGD)
    • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy)
    • Achalasia Surgery
    • Acid Reflux Surgery
    • Fundoplication
    • Gastroscopy
    • Hernia Repair (Keyhole)
    • Laparoscopy
    • Oesophagus Cancer Surgery (Oesophagectomy)
    • Open Hernia Repair
    • Splenectomy
    • Stomach Cancer Surgery (Gastrectomy)
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    Special interests

    • Appendicitis
    • Femoral Hernia
    • Hernia
    • Inguinal Hernia
    • Oesophageal Cancer
    • Pancreatitis
    • Stomach Cancer
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    Education

    MB ChB - University of Bristol Medical School - 1996

    MRCS Royal College of Surgeons 2000

    FRCS (Upper GI Surgery)

    Professional Memberships:

    Association of Upper GI Surgery

    Association of Laparoscopic Surgeons of GB and Ireland - Council Member SW Representative 

    Association of Surgeons of GB and Ireland

    International Society for Diseases of the Esophagus

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    Reviews

    5 Overall Patient Trust rating
    Overall Experience
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Endoscopy (OGD)
    1/2
    Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy)
    1/2
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    Mr Higgs was very easy to talk to and explained everything very clearly, which made me feel very comfortable about the whole procedure.
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    Throughout the diagnose, procedure required, treatment given and consultation experiences, I found Mr Simon Higgs professional and friendly.
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    Other Reviews

    Peer recommendations

    Recommended by 1 specialist
    Mr Charles Hall
    Mr Charles Hall
    Ear Nose & Throat Surgery (ENT/Otolaryngology)
    Is a colleague

    "Excellent surgeon and surgical opinion. Has looked after several members of my immediate family very well. Friendly and approachable with clear explanations of conditions and procedures."

    03-04-2022

    Recommended for:
    Gallstones, Pancreatitis, Inguinal Hernia
    , Hernia, Oesophageal Cancer, Pancreatic Disorders, Gallbladder Disease, Bile Duct Diseases

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