Mr Simon Smith: Consultant Cancer Specialist, Essex
Consultant Cancer Specialist, Essex: Mr Simon Smith
An Essex-based general surgeon with a specialist interest in the treatment of breast cancer and cancers affecting the endocrine system.
Mr Simon Smith is Consultant Oncoplastic and Endocrine Surgeon at Broomfield Hospital in Chelmsford. He provides private treatment for breast cancer and endocrine cancer at Ramsay Springfield Hospital, Chelmsford.
Expert treatment of breast cancer and endocrine cancer in Essex
Mr Simon Smith is a Fellowship trained oncoplastic breast surgeon, fusing the latest surgical treatments for breast cancer with cosmetic and reconstructive surgical techniques to produce the best aesthetic outcomes possible following lumpectomy and mastectomy. He is also an experienced endocrine surgeon trained under the mentorship of Mr John Lynn at The Hammersmith Hospital, a leading centre for the treatment of hormonal diseases.
Conditions treated by Mr Simon Smith
Mr Smith offers surgical treatment for a range of cancers including:
- Breast cancer
- Thyroid cancer
- Parathyroid gland tumours
- Adrenal tumours
- Pancreatic cancers
- Pancreatic endocrine tumours
Therapeutic mammoplasty in Essex
Mr Smith offers therapeutic mammoplasty, a new type of
breast conserving surgery that can avoid the need for a mastectomy in
some women. It combines the removal of a breast tumour or area of
abnormal tissue with a breast reduction procedure to create a smaller
and more uplifted breast. Further surgery is then carried out on the
unaffected breast to produce a symmetrical and aesthetically pleasing
Breast reconstruction following cancer surgery
Mr Smith is highly skilled in the surgical
reconstruction of the breast following mastectomy, or in some cases,
lumpectomy. A number of options are available using implants, tissue
from the patient's own body or a combination of the two and Mr Smith is
able to offer his expert opinion in each individual case. Popular
Replacing the breast tissue with a saline or
silicone gel filled implant is the least invasive method for breast
reconstruction, with a shorter time spent in surgery and quicker
recovery compared to other techniques. Suitable for slender women who
don't have enough extra tissue for flap surgery, implant reconstruction
can be performed at the same time as mastectomy, or at a later date.
Latissimus dorsi flap
A natural-looking breast can be constructed by
tunnelling a flap of tissue from the upper back under the skin below the
armpit to the chest. A major advantage of this technique is that the
blood vessels are left attached to their original blood supply in the
back, making it a good option for women who are smokers or have diabetes
or circulatory problems. It is also suitable for women who plan to
Mr Smith works with the microvascular surgeons at St
Andrew's Centre for Plastic Surgery at Broomfield Hospital to provide
advanced free flap surgery for breast reconstruction in suitable
patients, including the DIEP flap. This procedure involves the transfer
of a flap of fat, skin and blood vessels from the abdomen to the chest
to create the shape of a breast. Cosmetic results for DIEP flaps are
usually very good, creating a breast that feels and moves naturally,
with the added benefit that the procedure tightens and flattens the
tummy. A popular choice for many women, the DIEP flap procedure is not
suitable for everyone, including those who do not have enough extra
abdominal tissue, those who smoke or those who plan to get pregnant.
Accreditation and admitting rights at private hospitals
Mr. Simon Smith is an accredited consultant for the UK's leading private healthcare providers and private hospitals including Ramsay Healthcare.
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