Mr Simon Smith

Mr Simon Smith

BSc MBBS MS FRCS FRCS(Gen Surg)

General Surgery

Recommended by 1 specialist
29 years of experience
18 years as a specialist

Overall Rating

Overall Experience

5

Bedside Manner

5

Explanation

5

Top feedback

“Reassuring and factual “
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Subspecialties

  • Endocrine Surgery
  • Breast Surgery
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Languages spoken

  • English
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Registered with

  • General Medical Council: 4034339
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    Consultation fees

    New appointment: £200

    Follow-up appointment: £200

    Practices worked at

    Springfield Hospital

    Lawn Lane Springfield, Chelmsford, United Kingdom, CM1 7GU
    62 reviews

    Phoenix Hospital Chelmsford

    Essex Healthcare Park, West Hanningfield Road, Chelmsford, United Kingdom, CM2 8FR
    38 reviews

    Specialist's working hours

    Mon
    Not available
    Tue
    14:30 - 20:00
    Wed
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    Thu
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    Fri
    14:00 - 19:30
    Sat
    Not available
    Sun
    Not available

    About

    Mr Simon Smith is a Consultant General Surgeon who specialises in breast and endocrine surgery. He qualified from St. Mary’s Hospital, Paddington in 1993. Mr Smith trained in reconstructive and cosmetic breast surgery at St. Mary’s, and in oncoplastic surgery at Colchester & St Andrew’s Centre for Plastic Surgery at Broomfield Hospital, Chelmsford. He also trained in endocrine surgery at St. Mary’s, London and Hammersmith Hospital, the largest endocrine surgical centre in the UK. Mr Smith passed the FRCS exam with highest marks and won the Association of Surgeons Gold Medal for the top position in the UK in the Intercollegiate Surgical Board Examinations in general and breast surgery.

    Mr Smith is Lead Breast Surgeon at Chelmsford Breast Unit, one of the UK's leading oncological and reconstructive breast units. He performs all aspects of breast surgery including resectional breast surgery for breast cancer and many reconstructive and cosmetic breast procedures. Mr Smith has a keen interest in optimising the aesthetic outcome of breast cancer surgery and uses novel techniques such as therapeutic mammoplasty (breast reduction to treat cancer and avoid mastectomy).

    Mr Smith performs a wide spectrum of endocrine interventions (thyroid, parathyroid, adrenal surgery) using minimally invasive techniques.

    Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments

    • Breast cancer surgery
    • Breast reconstruction
    • Breast reduction
    • Breast augmentation
    • Breast uplift surgery (mastopexy) 
    • Cosmetic breast surgery
    • Diseases of the male breast medical and surgical treatment
    • Endocrine surgery
    • Thyroid surgery
    • Parathyroid surgery
    • Adrenal surgery (laparoscopic and open adrenalectomy)
    • Pancreatic endocrine tumours

    Procedures

    • Breast Consultation
    • Breast Augmentation (Enlargement)
    • Thyroidectomy
    • Parathyroidectomy
    • Breast Reconstruction
    • Mastectomy
    • Breast Implants
    • Breast Reduction
    • Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy
    • Breast Lump Excision
    • Breast Uplift Surgery (Mastopexy)
    • Cosmetic Breast Surgery
    • Nipple Surgery
    • Thyroid Surgery
    • Acellular Dermal Matrix
    • Axillary Clearance
    • Breast Augmentation Mastopexy (Enlargement & Lift)
    • Breast Genetics
    • Breast Pain Management
    • Excision of Lymph Nodes
    • Fat Transfer to Breasts
    • Implant Reconstruction
    • Mammoplasty
    • Neoadjuvant
    • Nipple Reconstruction
    • Oncoplastic Surgery
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    Special interests

    • Thyroid Problems
    • Breast Surgery
    • Parathyroid Problems
    • Tuberous Breasts
    • Malignant Breast Disease
    • Gynaecomastia
    • Ductal Carcinoma In Situ (DCIS)
    • Breast Lump
    • Breast Cancer
    • Breast Asymmetry
    • Benign Breast Disease
    • Armpit Lump
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    Education

    • MBBS BSc - St Mary's Hospital Medical School - 1993
    • Master of Surgery - Imperial College - 1993
    • FRCS (Gen Surg) - 2003
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    Reviews

    5 Overall Patient Trust rating
    Overall Experience
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Breast Consultation
    14/54
    Breast Lump
    14/54
    Breast Augmentation (Enlargement)
    7/54
    Thyroidectomy
    7/54
    Breast Cancer
    5/54
    Parathyroidectomy
    5/54
    Breast Reconstruction
    3/54
    Mastectomy
    3/54
    Armpit Lump
    2/54
    Breast Implants
    2/54
    Breast Reduction
    2/54
    Parathyroid Problems
    2/54
    Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy
    2/54
    Breast Lump Excision
    1/54
    Breast Uplift Surgery (Mastopexy)
    1/54
    Cosmetic Breast Surgery
    1/54
    Ductal Carcinoma In Situ (DCIS)
    1/54
    Endocrine Surgery
    1/54
    Nipple Surgery
    1/54
    Thyroid Problems
    1/54
    Thyroid Surgery
    1/54
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    Reassuring and factual
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    Patient seen for:
    Polite and professional. Quickly put my mind at rest and clearly explained his diagnosis.
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
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    Mr Smith is very kind explains everything and will answer any questions you have I had a excellent experience in his care such a nice man
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    Mr Smith has been my consultant for my large multinodular goitre for over 15+ years. He has seen me safely through a partial thyroidectomy (8 years ago) and I felt safe, looked after and have the neatest little scar! I always feel listened to, well advised and treated as an individual and thats wonderful, I feel lucky to have had such continuity of care. So, in my experience Mr Smith is a lovely consultant!
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
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    Explanation (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    1st class as always
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    Explanation (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Clear and concise explanation given
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
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    Very comfortable and felt that he explained everything for me to be able to understand. Very happy with the commutative side of things.
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Very positive and reassuring
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    Mr Simon Smith is very friendly and professional from my initial consultation to having the procedure . Explained everything in detail with me and I left feeling very happy and confident in the treatment that was decided. My end results of having a breast augmentation are amazing and I’m soo happy with them, I couldn’t fault anything.
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    I was put at ease and reassured.
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    Other Reviews

    Peer recommendations

    Recommended by 1 specialist
    Miss Harleen Deol
    Miss Harleen Deol
    General Surgery
    Is a colleague

    "Simon Smith leads the way in Breast & Thyroid Surgery. An outstanding Surgeon in every aspect, treating patients as individuals and providing the highest quality care from start to finish, because he truly cares. He is trusted and highly regarded by all of his patients and his teams that work with him. His results from surgery are amongst the very best in the country. In fact, if there was an award for surgeons, he would get the Gold Medal. As a Surgeon, if I needed advice or treatment, I would personally go to him. "

    02-06-2021

    Recommended for:
    Breast Cancer, Parathyroid Problems, Benign Breast Disease

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