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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
Laparoscopic (key-hole) Surgery

REGISTERED WITH

General Medical Council: 6040030

LANGUAGES

english

CONSULTATION FEES

New appointment: £175
Follow-up appointment: £100

About

Mr Simon Monkhouse is  a consultant surgeon practising in south-east England, including private practice at Spire Gatwick Park Hospital, Horley (RH6 0BB).  He has received numerous accolades throughout his career and is highly-trained in , keyhole hernia, gallbladder, 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 keyhole gallstone, hernia 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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Simon was brilliant from the consultation right through to my aftercare. How many surgeons participate on facebook and supports all their patients with advice and help when we need it. The team that supports Simon are also outstanding you never feel alone. I can honestly say that I could not have wished for a better experience.
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08-03-2020
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Mr Monkhouse has provided me with outstanding care following a recent diagnosis. The care and empathy he has given me at a difficult time is priceless. Mr Monkhouse is knowledgable, reliable and genuinely cares about his patients. I couldn’t have asked for more from a surgical consultant and I couldn’t recommend him more highly.
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03-03-2020
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I was lucky to have found Mr Monkhouse one evening, I read some reviews and thought he sounds good . I contacted for a consultation and he answered! I was surprised that he’d have time, but he really does care and is interested in our journeys. I went in for a consultation and just knew I’d be ok. At the end of the appointment I said “yeah book me in for that one” sleeve. Two months later I’m wheeling down the corridor and I see Mr Monkhouse and the brilliant anaesthetist waiting for me outside theatre. Few hours later I’m alive and in my room again! Can’t quite believe I’ve done this. Mr Monkhouse came to see me, very lovely and kind and informative. Since then I’ve asked questions on our Facebook group and the one thing I have really noticed and absolutely love is Mr Monkhouse makes comments and answers things. I have no idea how he has the time, but I still feel looked after now, 4 months on and 3 and a half stone down!
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28-02-2020
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I was an extremely sad person until I met Simon . He changed my life . His calming manner gave me the strength to go through with my life changing operation , the sleeve . No one understood me like Simon did . He listened . That’s hard to find , someone who cares enough to listen . I’m 2 years now with my sleeve . I live life to the fall and can now have photos with my children . His after care is like no other . He has an amazing team . I know I only have to pick up the phone and someone is there ., even now 2 years on That’s a safety net that got me through it all . I owe him my life . Thank you Simon
Patient seen for:Gastric Sleeve
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28-02-2020
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I have so far had 1 consultation with Simon in regards to the possibility of having Bariatric surgery. I found him to be very pleasant and informative of the options he feels would be best for me. The appointment ran on time and I left feeling reassured that should I decide to proceed I will be in safe hands .
Patient seen for:Weight Loss & Bariatric Surgery
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27-02-2020
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Mr Monkhouse has provided me with constant support since my operation 4 years ago, I still ask him for advice when I need it. I would recommend him 100%. Best surgeon ever!!
Patient seen for:Gastric Bypass
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27-02-2020
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Mr Monkhouse has the most outstanding bedside manner I have ever seen from a consultant. He listened and explained absolutely everything with the upmost sincerity and confidence needed to make me feel listened to, respected and understood, let alone at complete ease.
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Simon is a fantastic surgeon. The support he and his team give is unparalleled. I have never known any other doctor to be so actively involved with his patient group.
Patient seen for:Gastric Sleeve
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27-02-2020
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Simon is a fantastic surgeon. The support he and his team give is unparalleled. I have never known any other doctor to be so actively involved with his patient group.
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27-02-2020
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The decision for WLS can be full of conflicting emotions with feelings of embarrassment. From the minute I walked into my consultation, Simon was nothing but friendly and open. He explains everything so well that there is never a stupid question. Meeting him was what made my final decision to have surgery. He made me feel at ease and confident.
Patient seen for:Weight Loss & Bariatric Surgery
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