Mr Simon Monkhouse is a consultant upper GI & bariatric surgeon at Spire Gatwick Park private hospital in Horley, Surrey offering private appointments to patients in Surrey and Sussex in our clean and comfortable private hospital.
He trained in busy bariatric units in Bristol, Newcastle and Taunton and provides a complete bariatric surgical service including gastric band, gastric balloon, gastric bypass and sleeve gastrectomy. All operations are performed through the laparoscopic “keyhole” approach.
Mr Monkhouse practices as part of a multidisciplinary team including surgeons, specialist nurses, dieticians and psychotherapists and strongly believes that this team approach offers the best outcome for patients.
He is widely published in the field and regularly presents at national and international conferences. He has published a book for gastric band patients, and has written several book chapters in specialist texts. He has a particular interest in patient safety and designed a national protocol for emergency doctors to look after post-operative patients. Mr Monkhouse also designed a national training programme for trainee bariatric surgeons which is now in its fourth year and has received international accreditation. He regularly receives and responds to patient feedback via www.iwantgreatcare.org and helped to develop the patient support group in Newcastle and integrate it into the bariatric service, thus helping to put the patient at the centre of their care.