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Mr Simon Monkhouse
Mr Simon Monkhouse
MA, MBBChir, PGCME, FRCS
General Surgery
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SUBSPECIALTIES

Upper GI (Gastrointestinal) Surgery
Weight Loss & Bariatric Surgery

REGISTERED WITH

General Medical Council: 6040030

LANGUAGES

english

About

Mr Simon Monkhouse is presently a consultant surgeon practising in south-east England, including private practices in Ashtead, Surrey and Spire Gatwick Park Hospital, Horley (RH6 0BB).  He has received numerous accolades throughout his career and is highly-trained in weight loss and minimally-invasive surgical techniques.

Mr Monkhouse received his BChir (Bachelor of Surgery) from Cambridge in 2001, where he was recognized for academic distinction, including being honoured with the Whitby Scholarship.  He received his MB from Cambridge in 2002, and his MA from the same institution in 2003.  The doctor went on to receive specialist training in gastroenterology and bariatric surgery in England, receiving the prestigious “Trainee of the Year” award in 2010.  That same year, he received his PGCME from the University of Bristol.  Later, Mr. Monkhouse undertook a fellowship in bariatric surgery in Newcastle.  In 2012, he was inducted as a Fellow to the Royal College of Surgeons of England.  

The doctor maintains membership in a number of professional organizations, including the aforementioned Royal College of Surgeons, the British Obesity and Metabolic Surgery Society, the Association of Upper GI Surgeons of Great Britain & Ireland, the Association of Laparoscopic Surgeons of Great Britain & Ireland, and the International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity.  In addition, he has published many papers in respected international journals, as well as contributed to various published books on weight loss surgery.  

For patients in need of GI or weight loss surgeries, Mr Monkhouse is an excellent choice.  He is highly regarded in the field of weight loss surgery and has even designed his own training program for future generations of bariatric surgeons, with the goal of ensuring high standards in weight loss surgery are maintained.  Aside from weight loss surgery, the doctor also specializes in gallstone removal, hernia repair, and heartburn/acid reflux procedures.  His weight loss surgery techniques include keyhole/minimally invasive surgery, laparoscopy, endoscopy, and all common methods of gastric modification, such as a balloon, bypass, band, and sleeve procedures.  

Mr Monkhouse believes that personalized care delivered by a multidisciplinary team of experts is critical to successful patient outcomes.

 

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Medical Procedures

  • Gastric balloon (weight loss balloon) 
  • Gastric bypass surgery 
  • Gastric band surgery
  • Gastric sleeve surgery (sleeve gastrectomy)
  • Gallbladder / gallstone removal (cholecystectomy) 
  • Hernia surgery 
  • Gastroscopy
  • Acid reflux surgery
  • Umbilical hernia
  • Incisional hernia

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Special Interests

  • Obesity surgery 
  • Laparoscopic surgery 
  • Hernia repair surgery 
  • Gastrointestinal surgery 
  • Minimal access surgery 
  • Endoscopy 

Education

Primary Medical Qualifications
BChir 2001 University of Cambridge
MB 2002 University of Cambridge

Specialist Register entry date
General surgery From 31 Jan 2014


MA 2003 University of Cambridge  
PGCME 2010 University of Bristol  
FRCS 2012 Royal College of Surgeons of England

Professional memberships
British Obesity and Metabolic Surgery Society
Association of Upper GI Surgeons of Great Britain & Ireland
Association of Laparoscopic Surgeons of Great Britain & Ireland
International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity

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I had surgery with Simon Monkhouse 4 weeks ago. From the day of my initial consultation he and the bariatric team have been amazing. He has gone above and beyond making sure I have been well and looked after. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Simon Monkhouse at all.
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03-03-2019
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I absolutely recommend Simon Monkhouse for weight loss surgery. He has completely changed my life for the better in ways I could never describe in a review. From my very first consultantation, to my surgery and now in my after care, Simon is always there to support and encourage my journey. His experience and professionalism is undeniable and the care of each patient shines through. I continue to recommend anyone looking to have weight loss surgery to see Simon, as I can honestly say that I trust him
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19-02-2019
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From the first consultation, Simon Monkhouse has truly been wonderful, he really cares for your heath and well-being and I can personally say he has changed my life. He Is truly professional and makes you feel relaxed and is very easy to talk to.
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13-02-2019
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I met Simon to discuss Bariatric surgery and was put at ease the moment I met him. He explained very clearly the options and I had a Gastric Bypass 10 weeks later. The care provided by Simon was exceptional, he takes a personal interest in all of his patients’ journeys and provides support through messenger and his patients Facebook group. He has set up a patient support group which meets 4 weekly and personally speaks to every person attending whether they be about to start their journey or are3 years post op. I have spent many years working in the NHS and have never met a more compassionate, empathetic and supportive surgeon. The process has changed my life and I can not recommend Simon highly enough.
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11-02-2019
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From the moment I met Simon I felt at ease. The advice he gave me on surgery helped me make the best decision for me and helped me to understand my choices. I really can't recommend him and his team enough. The care before during and after surgery is second to none
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10-02-2019
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Simon is without doubt the best medical professional I have ever come across! Kind, compassionate and caring! I've never known a surgeon go so out of their way to ensure all patients are doing well! You will not receive better care anywhere, I could not recommend my surgical experience with Simon more! You will receive not only a top class surgeon, but all the support and aftercare you need to utterly change your life! Meeting Simon and having a gastric sleeve has transformed my life, I thank God 9 months ago I made the appointment to see him, as now I have a whole new wonderful future to look forward to! Thank you Simon!
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10-02-2019
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Could not of had the best of the best consultant/doctor/surgeon simon monkhouse is fabulous
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10-02-2019
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Simon did my sleeve at the beginning of 2019 at Spire in Gatwick. It has changed my life! The surgery it’s self when amazingly and afterwards the recovery went smoothly. Whilst recovering I was in contact with Simon and the team and any questions I had they were only a message away. If any one is considering weight loss surgery I couldn’t recommend Simon enough.
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My surgery and aftercare was better than I ever could have imagined! No pain at all after my operation and Simon and his team were always on hand for support.
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From initial consultation to post operative bariatric care I couldn't recommend Mr Monkhouse enough. Follow up has been supberb and beyond anything I would have expected. 100% and above all I feel safe in his hands. My surgery went very well too and I recovered quickly. I cannot thank Mr Monkhouse enough and his knowledge of this subject is second to none.
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