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Mr Simon Smith: Consultant Oncoplastic Breast, and Endocrine Surgeon, Essex

Simon Smith
Consultant Oncoplastic Breast, and Endocrine Surgeon, Essex: Mr Simon Smith

A Consultant Breast and Endocrine Surgeon specializing in oncoplastic breast surgery (breast cancer, reconstruction and cosmetic breast surgery) and also has an extensive endocrine practice, operating on thyroid, parathyroid and adrenal conditions.



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.


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Current practice

Mr Smith is the Clinical Lead for Chelmsford Breast Unit, which currently sees more than 3000 new referrals per year, and treats nearly 400 new diagnoses of breast cancer per year.

Additionally he is an endocrine surgeon managing a wide range of thyroid, parathyroid and adrenal conditions, including being part of the Essex Thyroid Cancer Centre hosted at Broomfield Hospital.

He is Lead Cancer Clinician and Mid Essex Hospitals Trust, and has in the past held the position of Asssociate Medical Director of the hospital (2011 – 2013).

In the private sector, he works at Springfield Hospital in Chelmsford, and is also Chairman of the Medical Advisory Committee at Baddow Hospital in Chelmsford.

Surgical training

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, 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.



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. He currently is very active in Breast Cancer Research at Broomfield Hospital, and is Principal Investigator in many NCRN approved trials.

Springfield Hospital is one of Essex’s leading private hospitals

Specialist 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 / ‘manboobs’)
  • 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 surgery for breast cancer. 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.

General surgery

Hernia Repair, laparoscopic cholecystectomy, skin lesions, lumps & bumps, emergency laparotomy etc


Number of key operations 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
Springfield Hospital - Ramsay Healthcare

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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, Ramsey Springfield Hospital, Lawn Lane, Springfield, Chelmsford, Essex, CM1 7GU 

Email: simon@oncoplasticsurgeon.co.uk

Web:  www.springfieldhospital.co.uk 

Call for appointments: 01245 234040


Qualifications and memberships


  • BSc
  • MS
  • FRCS
  • FRCS(Gen Surg)


Professional 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