Consultant Profile

Dr Simon Nicholson

Dr Simon Nicholson MA, MB, BChir, MD, MRCOG
Practicing at:
Spire Edinburgh Hospitals and Spire Murrayfield Edinburgh, Spire Shawfair Park Hospital
  • Gynaecology and/or Obstetrics
    • Colposcopy
    • Menorrhagia
    • Menstrual Disorders
    • Prolapse
    • Urodynamics
    • Urogynaecology
Special clinical interests:

Sugery for urinary incontinence and prolapse
Urodynamic investigations

Research interests:
Overactive bladder
The role of pelvic floor exercises in treating prolapse
Current NHS and /or university posts:
Consultant Gynaecologist, St John's Hospital, NHS Lothian
Year of first medical qualification:
Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies:
British Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology
Member of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists
International Urogynaecology Association
Scottish Pelvic Floor Network
Contact Details 
Telephone number to make a private appointment:
0131 316 2530
Personal email address:
Tuesday afternoon
Background Information 
Professional profile:
I graduated in medicine from Cambridge and London Universities in 1989. I spent three years working in Oxford and gained an MD in infertility. Most of my clinical training was in South East Scotland. I became a consultant in 2001.

My main interests are surgery for incontinence and prolapse. I perform urodynamic investigations and carry out a large number of tension-free vaginal tape operations (TVT) for patients with stress incontinence. I perform vaginal hysterectomy and pelvic floor repair operations for women with prolapse. I do prolift procedures for women with recurrent vaginal prolapse to reinforce the repair using a mesh.

In women with menstrual dysfunction, I perform a wide range of procedures including endometrial ablation, mirena coil, vaginal and abdominal hysterectomy as well as laparoscopic hysterectomy.

I am an accredited colposcopist.
Personal profile:
Outside work I enjoy spending time with my family. I have three daughters and a baby boy. We enjoy foreign travel, sailing and going out to the cinema and theatre.

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Dr Simon Nicholson

Dr Simon Nicholson Gynaecology and/or Obstetrics Consultant, Edinburgh, private hospital specialist.

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