Mr Simon Smith: Consultant Endocrine Surgeon, Essex
Consultant Endocrine Surgeon, Essex: Mr Simon Smith
An experienced general surgeon with a special interest in the treatment of endocrine disorders of the thyroid, parathyroid, adrenal glands and pancreas, based in Essex.
Mr Simon Smith is Consultant Oncoplastic and Endocrine Surgeon at Broomfield Hospital in Chelmsford. He provides private endocrine surgery at Ramsay Springfield Hospital, Chelmsford.
Providing expert endocrine surgery in Essex
Mr Simon Smith undertook his training in endocrine surgery at The Hammersmith Hospital, an international referral centre for complex endocrine surgical problems. A recipient of the Association of Surgeons Gold Medal for top position in the UK in the Intercollegiate Surgical Board Examinations in General Surgery, he offers all the latest open, minimally invasive and laparoscopic surgical techniques for the treatment of endocrine disorders.
Endocrine disorders treated by Mr Simon Smith
Mr Smith offers surgical treatment for a range of endocrine disorders, including:
- Graves' disease
- Toxic thyroid nodules
- Thyroid cancer
- Adrenal adenoma
- Cushing's syndrome
- Pancreatic endocrine tumours
Responsible for producing a number of vital hormones,
including those that regulate blood pressure, salt and body fluid
levels, sexual drive and sugar metabolism, the adrenal glands are small
organs found near the top of each kidney. They are also responsible for
the production of the fight or flight hormone, adrenaline, and the
A number of benign and malignant conditions can affect
the adrenal glands, causing them to produce high levels of hormones or
cause pain as they grow. The symptoms of an adrenal tumour vary
according to which particular hormone is being overproduced, but can
include swelling of the cheek and face, weight gain or weight loss,
hypertension, thirst, palpitations, pallor or flushing, panic attacks
and sweating. Treatment for these conditions usually involves the
surgical removal of the affected gland.
Mr Smith is skilled in laparoscopic adenalectomy, a
minimally invasive technique to remove the adrenal gland through a small
incision. Most suited to benign adrenal tumours and hormonally
inactive tumours that are found incidentally, the procedure is
associated with a shorter hospital stay, lower incidence of
complications and more rapid recovery from surgery compared to
traditional, open surgery.
Thyroid surgery in Essex
Located in the neck, the thyroid gland produces the
hormones thyroxine and triiodothyronine that control the body's
metabolism and growth. A number of conditions, including Graves'
disease, toxic thyroid nodules and some forms of thyroid cancer can
cause the thyroid to produce excess amounts of these hormones
(hyperthyroidism) resulting in symptoms such as nervousness, anxiety,
weight loss and swelling of the gland (goitre).
Mr Smith offers expert removal of the thyroid gland
(thyroidectomy) or part of the thyroid gland (hemithyroidectomy) in
cases of hyperthyroidism where a large goitre is present, and in those
cases that have not responded to drug treatment or are unsuitable for
radioiodine treatment. He is also experienced in the use of the
technique for the treatment of thyroid cancer.
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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