Consultant Profile

Mr Simon G Levy

Mr Simon G Levy MD MRCP FRCS FRCOphth
Practicing at:
Spire Bushey Hospital
  • Ophthalmology
    • Cataract surgery
    • Corneal and external eye disease
    • Refractive surgery
Special clinical interests:

Mr Levy's expertise is in the ‘front’ of the eye, which includes: 

  • Small incision cataract surgery
  • Refractive surgery
  • Eye surface disorders
  • Contact lens problems
  • Cornea surgery

He specialises in minimising spectacle dependence after surgery and innovative technologies, including the first no-suture cornea transplant performed in the UK.

Current NHS and /or university posts:

Consultant Ophthalmologist, North West London Hospitals NHS Trust

Year of first medical qualification:
Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies:

Fellow of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists
Member of the United Kingdom Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons
Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
Member of the Royal College of Physicians of the United Kingdom

Financial interests/shares:

Mr Levy owns 100% of the topographer; a diagnostic kit used in out-patients.

Mr Levyowns 50% of an OCT diagnostic machine used at Spire Bushey Hospital. (The remaining share of the equipment is owned by another consultant).

Contact Details 
Telephone number to make a private appointment:
020 8901 5555
Private secretary telephone number:
020 8951 1951
Personal email address:
Background Information 
Professional profile:

Mr Simon G Levy MD MRCP FRCS FRCOphth is a Consultant Ophthalmologist in private and NHS practice, whose expertise is in the 'front' of the eye.

Mr Levy's specialist Fellowships were at Moorfields Eye Hospital, London, and the prestigious Gimble Eye Centre in Canada where he was trained by Dr Howard V Gimble, a founding father of modern eye surgery. Mr Levy holds the FRCS and FRCOphth diplomas in clinical ophthalmology and a research MD on cornea pathology. Before becoming an ophthalmologist he trained in internal medicine and was awarded the MRCP (UK) diploma.

His clinical emphasis is on maximising quality of vision and minimising spectacle dependence after refractive and cataract surgery - optimising his patients' physical and mental comfort during surgery - plus innovative refractive and cornea procedures.

Mr Levy was amongst the first surgeons in the UK to perform Lasik. Other career highlights include performing the first no-suture cornea transplant in the UK, advising the National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE) on Intacs cornea implants for keratoconus and implanting the first intraocular lens in the UK made by Rayner (the company that, in 1949, manufactured the world's first intraocular lens), capable of correcting presbyopia and astigmatism simultaneously.

Mr Levy's private practice is at selected centres with superb equipment including Spire Bushey Hospital. In the NHS he is based at North West London Hospitals NHS Trust.

Personal profile:

Mr Levy has a young family, enjoys the visual arts, travelling and hill walking, and has gourmet tendencies.

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Mr Simon G Levy

Mr Simon G Levy Ophthalmology Consultant, Bushey, Watford, private hospital specialist.


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Daily Mail article on cornea transplant surgery performed by Simon Levy

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