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Mr Simon Smith: Consultant Cancer Specialist, Essex

Consultant Cancer Specialist, Essex: Simon Smith
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.

Springfield Hospital is one of Essex’s leading private hospitals

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 result.

Springfield Hospital - Ramsay Healthcare

Breast cancer operations undertaken


  • Breast conservation & Lumpectomy & Wide Local Excision
  • Mastectomy
  • Lymph node surgery including Sentinel Node Biopsy
  • Skin Sparing Mastectomy & Immediate Reconstruction or Delayed reconstruction
  • Therapeutic mammoplasty (Breast reduction for cancer treatment)
  • Fibroadenoma
  • Breast Abscess
  • Breast Fistula
  • Inverted Nipple

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 procedures include:

Implant reconstruction

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 become pregnant.  

DIEP flap

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.


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Date of registration:

01 Aug 1994









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.
Ramsay admitting rights


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 Mr Simon Smith, Springfield Hospital, Lawn Lane, Springfield, Chelmsford, Essex, CM1 7GU 

Email: simon@oncoplasticsurgeon.co.uk

Web:  www.springfieldhospital.co.uk 

Call for appointments: 01245 234040


Treatments offered

Breast cancer

  • Breast cancer screening and diagnostics

  • Lymph node biopsy and clearance
  • Breast cancer surgery including lumpectomy, therapeutic mammoplasty and mastectomy

  • Breast reconstruction


Endocrine cancer

  • Investigation of thyroid disease

  • Thyroid and parathyroid surgery

  • Laparoscopic and open adrenal surgery
  • Pancreatic surgery


Qualifications and memberships

Places of work

NHS treatment  

Broomfield Hospital, Mid Essex Hospitals trust, Chelmsford,Essex

Tel: 01245 514073

Website: www.meht.nhs.uk


Private operations

Ramsay Springfield Hospital, Chelmsford, Essex, CM1 7GU

Tel: 01277 829 782

Fax: 01277 841 339

Website: www.ramsayhealth.co.uk