Consultant Profile

Mr Simon  Monkhouse

Mr Simon  Monkhouse  MA MBBChir PGCME FRCS
Practicing at:
Spire Gatwick Park Hospital
  • General surgery
    • Endoscopy
    • Gastrointestinal surgery
    • Hernia repair surgery
    • Laparoscopic surgery
    • Minimal access surgery
    • Obesity
    • Obesity Surgery
  • Weight loss surgery (Obesity)
    Special clinical interests:
    • Bariatric surgery including balloon (Obalon) treatment
    • Minimally Invasive Surgery
    • Endoscopy
    • Hernia surgery
    • Gallbladder surgery
    • Anti reflux surgery
    Current NHS and /or university posts:

    Consultant Upper GI surgeon at East Surrey Hospital

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

    Current Memberships:

    • Association of Laparoscopic Surgeons of Great Britain & Ireland
    • British Obesity and Metabolic Surgical Society
    • Association of Upper GI Surgeons


    Academic Prizes:

    • Senior Whitby scholarship for top 1st in Cambridge University examinations
    • Platt Prize for Special Distinction in Cambridge University examinations
    • Trainee Surgeon of the Year, South West
    • Staff recognition award 2015 from Surrey and Sussex NHS trust for "improving patient experience"
    Contact Details 
    Telephone number to make a private appointment:
    Insured - 01293 778 919; Self funding - 01293 778 906
    Background Information 
    Professional profile:

    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 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.

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    Mr Simon  Monkhouse

    Mr Simon  Monkhouse  General surgery & Weight loss surgery (Obesity) Consultant, Horley, Surrey, private hospital specialist.

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