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Mr Simon Smith

Mr Simon Smith
Job title
Consultant Oncoplastic Breast & General / Endocrine Surgeon
Primary specialtyBreast Surgery
Secondary specialtyCosmetic Surgery
• BSc
• MS
• FRCS(Gen Surg)
Year qualified
Date of GMC registration (dd/mm/yyyy)
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Mr Simon Smith BSc MS FRCS FRCS(Gen Surg) is a consultant general surgeon who specialises in breast and endocrine surgery. He is an ‘Oncoplastic’ Breast Surgeon performing not only resectional breast surgery for breast cancer, but also many reconstructive and cosmetic breast procedures. Mr Smith currently practices at the NHS Broomfield Hospital, Chelmsford, and Ramsay Springfield Hospital, Chelmsford. Mr Smith qualified from St. Mary’s Hospital, Paddington in 1993, and remained in and around West London for the majority of his postgraduate training. He is a fully accredited general surgeon, and won the Association of Surgeons Gold Medal for top position in the UK in the Intercollegiate Surgical Board Examinations in general and breast surgery. Mr Smith trained in breast surgery at several breast units, including St. Mary’s, Hillingdon, Wexham Park, Colchester and Chelmsford. Training in reconstructive and cosmetic breast surgery was gained at St. Mary’s, and subsequently on the National Oncoplastic Fellowship hosted at Colchester & St Andrew’s Centre for Plastic Surgery at Broomfield Hospital, Chelmsford. Mr Smith underwent endocrine surgery training at St. Mary’s, London and as Senior Registrar at Hammersmith Hospital; the largest endocrine surgical centre in the UK.  
Clinical interests
As well as undertaking a full ‘General Surgical’ workload, including a full role in the General Surgical On Call Rota at Broomfield, Mr Smith's specialist interests are: 

Endocrine surgery 
• Thyroid surgery 
• Parathyroid surgery 
• Adrenal surgery (laparoscopic and open adrenalectomy

Breast surgery 
• Diagnostic / screening 
• Breast cancer surgery 
• Cosmetic breast surgery 
• Diseases of the male breast medical & surgical treatment (Gynaecomastia/ 'man boobs') 
• Breast reconstruction

Breast reconstruction
Immediate and delayed breast reconstruction in association with mastectomy, or partial reconstruction following cosmetically unfavourable breast conserving surgery, can be a complex matter.

Mr Smith's particular interests lie in improving the cosmetic outcome of oncological breast surgery. Methods to achieve this include partial and total breast reconstruction, novel techniques such as therapeutic mammoplasty (breast reduction surgery for breast cancer treatment) etc.

Whilst Mr Smith performs most of these techniques himself, he also has a close working relationship with the microvascular plastic surgeons at St Andrew’s, Broomfield, which allows a full range of techniques to be offered to patients, dependant on choice / suitability. This close multidisciplinary team offers patients access to the latest most advanced techniques where suitable.  
Research interests
Mr Smith worked under Professor Ara Darzi for two years doing research into assessment, training and accreditation of technical skills in surgery, and was awarded a Master of Surgery Degree from the University of London for his research.
Professional memberships
• Association of Breast Surgeons
• Association of Surgeons of Great Britain & Ireland
• Royal Society of Medicine
No. of key procedures performed
• Breast Cancer Wide Local Excision / Sentinel Node Biopsy/ Axillary Clearance – 140
• Breast Cancer mastectomy / Sentinel Node Biopsy / Axillary Clearance – 50
• Breast Reconstruction – Latissimus Dorsi Flap / Autologous Latissimus Dorsi Flap – 20
• Breast Reconstruction – DIEP flap (with microvascular surgeons) - 25
• Breast Reduction for Cancer (Therapeutic mammoplasty) 20
• Thyroidectomy – 20
• Parathyroidectomy – 20
• Hernia Repair - 40
Post operative infection rates
< 5%
NHS Hospital
Broomfield Hospital
Private hospital/Private clinic
Ramsay Springfield Hospital
Mr Simon Smith
United Kingdom
Private practice tel:
01277 829 782
01277 841 339