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Mr Simon Smith: Consultant Endocrine Surgeon, Essex

Consultant Endocrine Surgeon, Essex: Mr Simon Smith
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.

Springfield Hospital is one of Essex’s leading private hospitals

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
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Adrenal adenoma
  • Pheochromocytoma
  • Cushing's syndrome
  • Pancreatic endocrine tumours

Laparoscopic adrenalectomy

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 neurotransmitter dopamine.

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.

Springfield Hospital - Ramsay Healthcare

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.

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

Email: springfield.enquiries@ramsayhealth.co.uk

Web:  www.springfieldhospital.co.uk 

Call for appointments: 01245 234040


Treatments offered

  • Thyroidectomy

  • Hemithyroidectomy
  • Parathyroidectomy

  • Minimally invasive parathyroidectomy
  • Open resection of adrenal tumours

  • Laparoscopic adrenalectomy

  • Open and laparoscopic resection of pancreatic tumours


Qualifications and memberships

Places of work

NHS treatment  

Broomfield Hospital, Mid Essex Hospitals trust, Chelmsford,Essex

Tel: 020 8967 5000

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